Declamation is a form of public speaking through which individuals can express their opinions in front of the world. Declamation contests are an important feature of our academic lives. Through these contests, many students enhance their public speaking ability and present their ideas in front of the world.
Earlier this year the Institute of Business Management (IoBM) suffered a huge loss when the founder and president, Mr. Shahjehan S. Karim, sadly passed away. IoBM owes all its success to his tireless efforts and service towards the education sector and his legacy will forever live on.
On November 2nd, 2017, the Literary and Public Speaking Society (LPSS) of IoBM organized “Shahjehan Karim Declamation Contest” to pay tribute to the esteemed founder of the institute. Students from different colleges and universities participated and contested with great enthusiasm and passion. The contest included topics from English and Urdu language including both, serious and humorous speeches. Some of the English topics included; “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything”, “Night packages are the right packages” and “Man has his will but a woman has her way”.
The audience was greatly inspired and entertained by the thought-provoking and well-expressed speeches and the participants received massive appreciation from the judges and the audience. The judges of English declamation included Mr. Abdullah Jamal and for Urdu declamation, Mr. Abid Ali Khan was one of the judges. The respected dean of IoBM, Mr. Irfan Hyder also shed some light on the art of public speaking and appreciated the efforts of LPSS for organizing such a triumphant event and bringing together people from across the city on one platform.
According to the Vice President of LPSS Sheheryar Marfani, the primary motivation behind organising the event was to pay homage to the founder of the Institute. Sheheryar thought that the event was a great learning platform for all the participants and helped further LPSS’s vision to create a platform for people to express their opinions.
At the end of the day, a closing ceremony was held where the winners and runner-ups were awarded trophies and were given a huge round of applause. The efforts of LPSS and the support and mentoring of the faculty made this entire event a massive success and another great achievement for the institute. We hope that events like these that promote positivity and healthy competition will continue and students will keep striving towards greatness.
The Literary and Public Speaking Society at IOBM deserves credit for organizing such a successful event and putting down another accomplishment in the books of the Institute.