Pashto language to be the part of Govt College University debate society
Government College University (GCU) has introduced the Pashto debates on Tuesday and made it a permanent feature of the annual internal debates of the university to promote the national amalgamation as well as the cultural harmony.
The president of GCU debating society Afzan Munir while declaring the result said that: “Pashto is the second largest local language of Pakistan and contains a very rich history, values as well as traditions behind it, and hence the GCU Debating Society is very proud to make Pashto Debate part of its Annual Internal Debates 2015.” Furthermore, the president proudly said that likewise English and Urdu, they also had Punjabi debates for the last many years. During his address he moreover said that “This is the first Pashto debate and we received a positive response from the aspirants. Almost 22 narrators participated in the early rounds while 6 participated in the finals of the Pashtu debate”. Saad Khan, a student of English literature and also the citizen of Charsadda district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was declared as the Best Pashto Speaker.
The Vice Chancellor of Government College University Prof Hassan Amir Shah appreciated the plan of Debating Society to introduce Pashto Debates, by saying that GCU was a mini-Pakistan where the aspirants from various national and cultural backgrounds studied together and also learnt the values from one another. Salman Marwat, the main organizer of the Pashto Debates and also the aspirant of final year BA (Hons) Political Science, said that over five hundred Pashto-speaking aspirants studied at GCU and a lot of them had exceptional oratory abilities however they often felt shy to open up in the beginning years of their education at government college university because of the language hurdles.
The Pashto debates will undoubtedly be the best platform for all these pakhtoon students. He said that the faculty members of the university Rashid Jahan and Asmat Ullah pass judgment for the Pashto Debates. The general-secretary of GCU debating society Raza Gilani said GCU Debating Society had plans to hold inter-universities competitions of Pashto Debates in which the presentators from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan as well as the tribal regions will be invited.
The Pashto debates will undoubtedly be the exceptional platform for all these pakhtoon aspirants. He moreover claimed that the faculty members of the government college university Rashid as well as Asmat Khalil pass the judgment of the Pashto debates.