Karachi: The 5th Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said Memorial Inter-Colleges Urdu debate competition on the resolution: “Dawn doesn’t break through the borrowed sun” was held yesterday, presided over by Mrs. Sadia Rashid, president, Hamdard Foundation Pakistan, at Bait al-Hikmah auditorium, Madinat al-Hikmah, Karachi.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief guest and renowned poet and writer, Mazhar Ali Khan Arif said that we should take light from our own suns such as Allama Iqbal, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan and Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said. Because a borrowed sun would not be able to make a morning and spread light in our society, he added.
Representatives of Mehran Girls College, Sir Adamji College, Sir Syed Girls College, Aga Khan College (Morning and Evening), Defence Degree College, Bahria College, Shah Lateef Higher Secondary School and Hamdard University participated in the debate and spoke against and in favour of resolution.
Renowned writers Abid Ali Omang, Faisal Karim and Raisuddin, a senior teacher of Hamdard College were the judges of the debate. According to their decision Sadaf Naz from Hamdard University received 1st prize while on overall performance Aga Khan College won the trophy.
Besides Prof. Dr. Hakim Abdul Hannan, Vice Chancellor, Hamdard University, teachers and students of different colleges attended the debate.