Speech competitions on “End of Prophet-hood” enthrall students at SU: Participating in such events to boost buoyancy of contestants, eliminate fear of public speaking.
A speech competition in English, Urdu and Sindhi languages titled “End of Prophet-hood and Seerat of Mustafa (peace be upon him)” was organized by Sindh University’s Department of Comparative Religions and Islamic Culture in the Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium, Arts Faculty Building here on Thursday.
Students Anzla got first, Zafian Zaidi second and Anam Imam Bakhsh third position in the Urdu category, while Arif, Syed Noorullah Shah and Abdul Salam in English and Noorul Nabi, Naveed Baghio and Abrar in the Sindhi competition respectively.
In the Urdu category of speech competition, Chairperson Department of Comparative Religion and Islamic Culture Dr. Naheed Arain and Ansab Qureshi participated as judges. A total of 25 students participated in the Urdu competition, out of which shields were given to the top three contestants including Anzla, Zafian Zaidi and Anam Imam Bakhsh for securing 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions.
Similarly, in the Sindhi category, Dr. Muhammad Anas Rajpar participated as the judge, who awarded positions to Arif Ali, Syed Noorullah Shah and Abdul Salam respectively for best speeches. All three competitors were given away the shields.
In the English category, Dr. Sibghatullah Bhutto and GM Abbasi partook as judges, according to their decision, three students Noorul Nabi, Naveed Baghio and Abrar Ahmed were awarded top positions and they were given shields.
After the competitions, Dr. Naheed Arain gave away the shields to all the judges; however, three students Sanaullah, Raheel Keerio and Abdul Ghaffar Bhatti were given certificates of appreciation.
Talking on the occasion, Dr. Naheed Arain said that a good person was one who adopted positive thinking and played a vital role even in the midst of bad people in the society.
“This world is mortal, just as the youths leave the university after studying in any department for 4 years, likewise, everyone has to leave this world one day”, she said and added that if the good deeds were done by a person, he/she will become happy in life and the hereafter.
Addressing the ceremony, Dr. Muhammad Anas Rajpar said that the speech competition was aimed at providing a platform to the students to learn the art of speech and to create confidence in them.
“After passing out from the university, they can speak freely wherever they go because taking part in competition will inculcate self-assurance in them.
He said that participating in speech competitions will boost buoyancy of the students and eliminate fear of public speaking throughout their lives.
He said that every speech had its own method and technique; the style adopted in the speech competition could not be taken on while standing on the pulpit in a mosque.
During the speech competitions, the Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium, Arts Faculty Building was jam-packed from the male and female students.