The Raleigh Literary Society concludes it’s events

The Raleigh Literary Society concludes it’s events

The Raleigh Literary Society concludes it’s events

Aligarh: The Raleigh Literary Society, Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University recently concluded it’s panel discussion, debate competition, poster presentation, essay competition, pictionary tournament and speech competition.

The Society’s panel discussion on the topic, ‘It is sometimes right for the government to restrict freedom of speech’ had Ayesha Suhail, Alisha Ibkar, Mobashshir Jamal, Humah Khan, Bilal Siddiqui and Nayyer Rehman as the panelists.

Neeraj Kaushik abd Ayesha Suhail won the first and the second prizes respectively of the society’s debate on the topic, ‘Does Global Polity Breathe Corruption?’ The debate had Mr Vivek Singh and Mr Munir as the judges.

In the poster presentation competition on the topic, ‘All Lives Matter’, Alisha Ibkar won the first prize, while Aliya Saba and Anum Beg shared the second prize. Lubna Irfan won the third prize. Professor Sami Rafiq, Prof Samina Khan and Dr Rashmi Atri judged the competition.

Aleena Khan, William Issac and Amina Shahudi won the first, second and third prizes respectively in the essay competition on the topic, ’Good Governance: From Rhetoric to Praxis’. Prof Asmer Beg and Prof Sami Rafiq judged the competition.

In the Raleigh Literary Society’s pictionary competition, Lubna Irfan and Alisha Ibkar shared the first prize; Zikra Mir and Sania Tufail Khan shared the second prize and Aleena Khan and Saima Khan shared the third prize.

The first three prizes of the speech competition on ‘Women Empowerment is a Myth’ went to Mugdha Srivastava; Zainab and Neeraj Kaushik and Kaushal and Saquib Madni respectively. Prof Samina Khan and Dr Nazura Usmani judged the speech competition.

Earlier, the Raleigh Literary Society had organized it’s inaugural function, which showcased a creative rendering of an excerpt from T S Eliot’s, ‘The Waste Land’; an emotive recitation of a poem by Rifaf Ziyadah and a pastiche about human fallibility, condemnation and contribution titled, Mea Culpa directed by Dr Ayesha Murira Rasheed and Dr Vibha Sharma. AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) and Pro Vice Chancellor, Brigadier S Ahmad Ali (retd) as the chief guests and guests of honour respectively, attended the function.

The Society will organize more literary events in the upcoming year semester beginning from January 2016.

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