17th All Pakistan Allama Iqbal Speech Contest on “Democracy, Development & Role of Youth”, was held at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur organized by the Directorate of Student Affairs in collaboration with Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. Prof. Dr. Yasmeen Faiz Kazi, Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences presided over the event and Prof. Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Khushk, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences & Arts was chief guest and Prof. Dr. Syed Asad Raza Abidi, Registrar was the guest of honor.
Dr. Yasmeen Faiz Kazi said, the role of youth in the development of society is commendable because youth is the agent of change and development. It is evident from the Pakistan Movement that youth played dynamic role in the freedom movement. Dr. Kazi applauded the initiatives of Vice Chancellor Dr. Parveen Shah for the promotion of co-curricular activities at the campus.
Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Khushk said, the democratic system is better than dictatorship. He said, youth had played a pivotal role in the promotion of democracy in Pakistan.
The students shed light on the significance of democracy and highlighted the role of youth in the development of any society. They said, the democratic norms, values and practices are necessary for the nation building and development and enlighten society. Students said in their speeches that youth played key role against the dictatorship and authoritarian role.
In English language contest, Mr. Nemat Ali Phulpoto, Department of English secured first, Ms. Rida Zainab, Department of Business Administration secured second and Mr. Ghulam Murtaza Gadani, Department of English got third position.
In Urdu contest, Mr. Shan-e-Hyder, Department of Urdu, Mr. Aizaz Ali Soomro, Department of English and Mr. Faraz Chang, Department of Media Studies secured first, second and third positions respectively.
In Sindhi contest, Mr. Khair Mohammad Lashari, Department of Urdu, Mr. Mohammad Ayoub Khuwaja, Department of Commerce and Mr. Taj Mohammad Rind, Department of Media Studies secured first , second and third positions respectively.
The cash prizes of Rs. 5000, 3000 and 2000 were given away to first, second and third position holders respectively along with certificates.
Mr. Mohammad Ibrahim Khokhar, Mr. Tarique Bin Umar, Ms. Zahida Parveen, Mr. Najmul Hassan, Mr. Sajid Soomro and Mr. Tanveer Ali Mangnejo were the judges of the contest.
A large number of students attended the contest.
Prof. Dr. Yasmeen Faiz Kazi, Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur has announced that Three-Day Workshop on “Techniques in Molecular Genetics”, organized by the Departments of Zoology and Microbiology, SALU, Khairpur in collaboration with Panjwani Center of Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PMDC), University of Karachi will be held on 17-19 February, 2015 at Allama I.I Kazi Hall of University. Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur will inaugurate the workshop.
In this workshop, the research scholars from various reputable Universities of Pakistan will participate and present their research papers.