All Pakistan Inter-University Declamation Contest for Award of “Allama Iqbal Shield”

Higher Education Commission, Islamabad has undertaken a number of initiatives to promote 

extra-curricular activities at university/DAI campuses including All Pakistan Inter-University Declamation 

Contest for Award of "Allama Iqbal Shield" as an annual activity with the objectives to:  Promote national integration, communication skills and critical thinking among the students.  Encourage tolerance, non-violence, and respect for others point of view.  Enhance understanding of socio-economic and political issues among students of various regions of Pakistan.  Divert energies of students towards healthy   activities and creative thinking.  

The contest is first organized at the universities level wherein students from all the departments of all public & private universities and constituent colleges take part. 1st , 2nd and 3rd position holders at 

university level (each in English and Urdu) receive cash prizes of Rs.5,000/-, 3,000/- and 2,000/- 


Second round is organized at Regional level in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar and Islamabad (for Federal, AJK, FATA/Gilgit-Baltistan, Universities). 1st , 2nd and 3rd position holders at regional level (each in 

English and Urdu) receive cash prizes of Rs.15,000/-, 10,000/- and 8,000/- respectively. 

Three top scorers of both Urdu and English contest take part in Final/National Round organized in HEC 

Islamabad. The winners of the final competition both in Urdu and English are given the "Allama Iqbal Shield" and 1st , 2nd and 3rd position holders (each in English and Urdu) receive cash prizes of Rs.100,000/ ,75,000/- and 50,000/- respectively. For encouragement of students, every contestant is given a certificate 

and replica of the Shield.  

Tentative schedule for holding the 19th All Pakistan Inter University Declamation Contest for Award of 

"Allama Iqbal Shield" is as under: ​

1. First Round (Intra-University Level) November 2016 – January 2017 

2. Second Round (Regional/Provincial Level)  February –March, 2017 

3. Final Round (National Level) April, 2017   

Last Updated: 09-11-2016 04:53

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