Preston University singing competition
Preston University holds singing competition
Islamabad, Aug 15: The students enthralled the audience with their melodious
songs in the Inter-university Singing Competition 2009 organised by the Preston
The jam-packed hall of the university echoed with
clapping and hooting by youngsters, who kept on applauding the amateur singers
from different universities of the twin cities. The audience remained excited
throughout the event.
There were three competitions held on the same day,
namely the singing competition, dumb charade and a marketing competition titled
'Sell It'. The participating universities included the host university, National
University of Modern Languages (Numl), Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
(AAUR), SKANS, Bahria University, Comsats and International Islamic University,
The participants of the singing competition enthralled
the audience with their excellent voice quality and complete grasp over the art
of singing that was no less than that of a professional singer. A few of them
such as Sahiba of AAUR, Iffat Shaheen of Preston University, Syed Bilal of
Bahria University and Adnan Ahmed of Numl gave such a powerful performance that
the audience at once accompanied them in singing.
Iffat Shaheen sung the
beautiful ghazal of Faraz 'Mujh say pehli si mohabbat' without the help of any
musical instrument so tremendously that she received a standing ovation from the
The penal of judges for the singing competition included Nazia
Hameed, Nauman Khalid and Kaleem A Barlas, who, in their remarks, thoroughly
appreciated the participants, saying that they are the real future of the
country. Ashir of Iqra University got the top honour in the singing competition
while Iffat Shaheen of Preston University and Adnan Ahmed of Numl bagged the
second and third positions respectively.
The dumb charade competition was
unique and interesting, where one of the team partners was given some phrase or
word and he had to act upon it only with actions and no words while his/her
partners had to guess the right phrase or word. Preston University Kohat Campus
was the only participating team in the competition; hence they were prized
without any contest.
Later, the competition 'Sell It' was held to gauge
the marketing skills of the students who were given some topics only a few
minutes before the act and they had to come up with an advertisement of 45
seconds duration on their assigned topic. Preston University Islamabad Campus
got the first prize in this competition while IIUI came second and SKANS got the
Preston University Chancellor Dr Abdul Basit while
addressing on the occasion said the varsity ever tries to explore the talent of
its students in different creative fields and equally focuses on co-curricular
activities. "We have tried to create a balance between the curricular and
extra-curricular activities, which is a must for building the balanced
personalities of the youth," he said.
Myra Imran adds: To acknowledge the
role of media in the promotion of education in the country, Preston University
arranged a dinner for media organisations as part of their ongoing activities to
mark the institution's Silver Jubilee celebrations.
print and electronic media organisations and eminent journalists attended the
event. Parliamentary Secretary for Information & Broadcasting Azeem Doltana,
the chief guest on the occasion, distributed shields among the media
Speaking on the occasion, Chancellor Preston University
Dr Abdul Basit thanked the media for its continuous support and encouragement.
"In the past 25 years, constant acknowledgment from media at every step forward
was the major motivating force for the staff and students of Preston
University," he said.
The chancellor appreciated the media for bringing
a change in the public mindset through its extensive coverage of social issues,
adding that it has played an important role in the development of higher
education in the private sector.
"This dinner is aimed at acknowledging
the cooperation the media organisations extended during this long journey of
developing a small institute into an 'A' grade university." He said the journey
is not yet over, as the university is committed to continue providing the
highest quality education to the country's youth. "It is our mission to develop
trained and educated human resource that can contribute in the development of
Preston University is celebrating 25 years of its
dedicated services to the country. Starting with only five students in the year
1984, the university today has a large network of campuses in the country with
the total enrolment exceeding 8,000 students. The news
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I-Day celebrated in FJWU
Rawalpindi: As per tradition, the Independence Day was celebrated
whole-heartedly and enthusiastically at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU),
Rawalpindi, on Friday.
The Independence Day ceremony was held at 10:00am.
Vice-chancellor of Fatima Jinnah Women University, Prof Dr Saeeda Asadullah Khan
hoisted the national flag.
The event formally started with the recitation
from the holy Quran by Aaliya Jawad, lecturer Department of Education, and
culminated with special prayers for the prosperity and solidarity of the
The vice-chancellor in her address said that August 14 is the day of
reviving the promise and commitment to make the country prosperous.
that our forefathers had made huge sacrifices to get an independent homeland and
now they had to use their fullest capacity to make the country achieve the new
destinations of success.
She advised the students to keenly follow unity,
faith and discipline, principles of the great leader of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam
Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
A prize distribution ceremony was also held to award
prizes to the winners of radio drama competitions, organised earlier in
connection with the Independence Day celebrations.
Students from various
departments participated in the competition with fullest zeal and fervor. The
vice-chancellor, Professor Dr Saeeda Asadullah Khan awarded the prizes to the
winning students and applauded their efforts.
The first prize in the radio
drama competition went to the Department of Islamic Studies while the second and
third prizes were awarded to the Department of Defence and Diplomatic Studies
and Department of Bachelors of Computer Arts respectively.
appreciation were also awarded to the English and Behavioural Sciences
Departments acknowledging the volunteer participation of their students in the
campus radio VOW (Fm 96.6 Mhz).
The university premises, decorated with
beautiful lights, was giving a festive look. Students from different departments
of the university paid tribute to the holy land in the form of national songs
while the Faculty and Staff members were served with sweets and breakfast.
Later in the day, the third anniversary of the FJWU Campus Radio was also
celebrated. Radio VOW (96.6) arranged a live transmission based on Independence
Day special programnes from 8:00am to 4:00pm to commemorate the auspicious day
of National Independence.
Thirty, special participation certificates were
distributed among the students of different departments who have been
participating in Radio VOW's programmes on Voluntary basis throughout the year. The nation
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Function at CDA school
Islamabad: The CDA Model School organised a simple but impressive event to
celebrate 63rd Independence Day of Pakistan here on Friday.
was decorated tastefully to make the function more colourful, attended by school
staff and students. Principal of the school Mrs. Shahwar Ajmal opened the
ceremony with the hoisting of national flag, which was followed by national
The students of the institution presented tableaus and stage
shows depicting patriotism and love with their motherland. Speaking on the
occasion, the principal advised the students to work hard in their student life
so that they could become useful citizens to play their role in progress and
prosperity of the country. She also highlighted the importance of faith, unity
and discipline as stated by Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali
Jinnah. The news
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On-the-spot mural painting competition: Students paint Pakistan Movement leaders at NAG
Islamabad: Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Friday arranged 'On the Spot
Mural Painting Competition' titled 'Pakistan Day Celebrations' among
schoolchildren at the National Art Gallery (NAG) to highlight the Pakistan
Movement and sacrifices rendered by the people at that time for the independence
of the country.
In the competition, students depicted Quaid's life,
struggle and sacrifices for the independence of Pakistan. The participants tried
to educate the youth about their roles and responsibilities in nation building.
Some students used pieces of poetry and Quaid's sayings to make their art more
Some 100 youngsters took part in the competition. They painted
photographs of Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Iqbal, their mausoleums, historical
buildings, ancient mosques and national flag.
PNCA under 'Freedon Fest
2009' also held a string of other cultural activities including national and
folk songs and dances and regional dances of four provinces and Northern Areas
in connection with Independence Day celebrations.
Later, a number of
artists from different provinces presented a potpourri of folk and national
songs and regional dances to highlight patriotism and unity.
Singers Sara Raza Khan, Javed Niazi, Babar Niazi, Manzoor Malangi, Deeba Sehar,
Raza Allan Faqir, Bashir Baloch, Waghma and Ghazala also performed on this
occasion. They sung popular folk, national and patriotic songs and received
great applause from the audience.
Dances: Artists from NPAG
Islamabad, Bhit Shah Group from Sindh and performers from Northern Areas also
enthralled jam-packed auditorium with their regional dances in traditional
attire. They gave beautiful performances expressing their feelings for their
motherland on this auspicious occasion of Independence Day.
the auditorium, who were carrying Pakistani flags, were swirling and swaying to
the tune of folk music.
PNCA Director General Tauqir Nasir said such
events were aimed at promoting the peaceful culture and festivals of Pakistan.
He said by celebrating the Independence Day in a befitting manner they could
send a message that Pakistanis were a peaceful nation.
the enthusiastic participation of the schoolchildren and artists from different
provinces in the Independence Day celebrations.
Nasir said Pakistanis
were a brave nation and creation of Pakistan was a miracle that was a result of
A prize distribution ceremony was held at the end of the
event in which different schools were given PNCA shields and certificates for
their participation in the painting exhibition. Daily times
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