GILGIT: (TR) Children As Partners Development Organization (CAPDO) organized an inter-school speech competition contested by 26 students from 18 schools of Gilgit city. The topic of for speech competition was “Women Education and Islam”.
After interesting and highly insightful competition Khushbakht Mir of Sir Syed Public School Kashrote won the first prize, Abdul Wali Shah of Kashrote High School for Boys the second prize, Fatima Jamil of Government Girls High School Kashrote got the third prize, Shakir Hafeez of Government High School Upper Baseen the fourth prize and Sundus Wali of Northland Public School won the fifth prize. Ishtiaq Ahmed Yaad, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah and Israruddin Israr functioned as judges for the speech competition.
Secretary Tourism, Naib Khan, who was the chief guest during the competition said that the students of Gilgit – Baltistan are full of talent and given the opportunities they have excelled in all fields, at all levels. He also announced that the Tourism department will arrange a tour of historical places for the children who participated in the speech competition.
Speaking earlier, Mr. Hidayatullah Akhtar,Director Operations of CAPDO said that peace can be established through education and awareness.
Renowned journalist and Chief Executive of Karakuram Publishing Network, Saadat Ali Mujahid, said that speech competition served as a bridge to connect the educational institutions of Gilgit city. He emphasized that similar activities should be held on sustained basis.
Col (r) Obaidullah Baig, Director District Armed Services Board, in his speech appreciated the role of CAPDO for development of the future generations.
One of the highlight of the speech competition was that a Grade 4 Student from Northland Public School, the host institution, functioned as “stage secretary” and won accolades from those who attended the program.