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Essay Writing Competition In Pakistan 2013

12Aug2010

National Essay Writing Competition Result Announced

National Essay Writing Competition

Center for Civic Education Pakistan arranged a National Essay Writing Competition on the topic: “Role of youth for a peaceful and tolerant society in Pakistan.” One hundred and twenty one students submitted their essays in English (101) and Urdu (20) from all over the country. Female essay writers (62 percent) out numbered the male students (38 percent). A panel of three independent judges for each language separately reviewed the essays. Following are the winners of this competition.

English:

First: Fatima Hasanain, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore (Read Essay)

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Second: Brekhna Ajmal, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi (Read Essay)

Third: Syeda Atifa Bukhari, Federal College of Education, Islamabad (Read Essay)

Urdu:

First: Sadaf Munir, Makkah System of Education, Chakwal (Read Essay)

Second: Ayesha Amjad, Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi (Read Essay)

Third: Sumaiya Wasim, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan (Read Essay)

Honourable mentions:

English:

  1. Hashim bin Rashid, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore
  2. Faiza Farooq, University of Karachi
  3. Hassaan Idrees, National University of Science and Technology, Karachi
  4. Hermain Kazmi, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi

Urdu

  1. Muhammad Zaheer Afzal, CESOS University, Attock
  2. Zafarullah Kakar, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta

Congratulations to the winners!

One hundred and twenty one students submitted their essays in English (101) and Urdu (20) from all over the country. Female essay writers (62 percent) outnumbered the male students (38 percent). A panel of three independent judges for each language separately reviewed the essays. The prize distribution ceremony will be held in Islamabad during March 2010. The winning essays will be published in a booklet for wider dissemination. The essays in the category of Honorable mentions will be awarded Merit Certificates and will be published in the booklet.

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The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Wednesday announced the results of the National Essay Writing Competitions for regular university students. The essay competitions were organised across the country in collaboration with Centre for Civic Education Pakistan (CCEP). Talking to APP an official of CCEP said the participants, aged 15 to 25, wrote essays on the topic, ‘What does federalism mean to me?’ “The competitions were held to promote writing, descriptive and creative skills and a futuristic approach among university students. It also aimed to encourage research and analysis on the theme.” At least 62 students from 35 public and private universities and post-graduate colleges participated in the competition.
A panel of judges comprising of senior faculty members from the Quaid-e-Azam University, the National University of Modern Languages and other experts reviewed the essays. According to results Zahra Abidi, from the Bahria University Karachi’s Institute of Professional Psychology secured the first position in the competition while Muhammad Zubair Khan from National College of Business Administration and Economic, Lahore stood second. The third position was awarded to Alia Bibi from Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. The winners of the first, second and third positions were awarded cash prizes worth Rs 20,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively along with merit certificates and medals.Certificates of achievement were also conferred on Bela Khan, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Muhammad Umar Iqbal, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Farah Anwar, Institute of Business Management Karachi, Muhammad Ali Raza, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, Komal Dilshad, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi and Sunnia Farrukh, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi.

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