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Independence Day Celebrations - English Department


Department of English, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore has always played a very active role in all kinds of curricular and co-curricular events of the university. This year, too, the department of English took part in Independence Day celebrations and held an essay Writing Competition and a declamation contest. The event was arranged on 4th August, 2017 at Students’ Service Centre.

Ms. Mahrukh Bokhari, Principal Intermediate College, LCWU, Ms Sana Farrukh, Associate Professor, Department of English, LCWU and Ms Muqadas Javed, Assistant Professor, Department of English, LCWU served as judges of the competition. Ms Shireen Asad, former Director Students Affairs and Professor Dr. Tahira Nasreen Buttar, Incharge faculty of engineering and technology and Head of Mathematics Department were the chief guests. The event was attended by many heads of departments,  faculty members from various disciplines and a large number of students.

The Programme:

The programme started with recitation of Holy Quran, which was followed by the recitation of Naat. After that an introduction to the English department was presented. It was told as to how English department takes part in the university activities. The main programme consisted of two parts, Essay writing competition followed by English declamation contest.

Essay Writing competition:

Students were given the topic “Independence and its Worth for Pakistan” to write essays on, once they completed their essays, they were given to the judges to mark.

Declamation Contest:

Students presented debates on independence day , they highlighted the sacrifices made by our forefathers while emphasizing the responsibility that lies on today’s generation to strengthen the country and make it prosper.

Result Announcement:

After the declamation contest was over, the judges announced the results and expressed their views. Thereafter prices were distributed among the winners. After the announcement of results, national songs were sung by the students and audience joined together and enjoyed the spirit of independence.

Vote of Thanks:

Ms Fareeha Basit Khan, Director Institute of Languages and Cultures, Lahore College for Women University Lahore, Head of the English department and advisor of English Debating Society and English Literary Society presented the vote of thanks and concluded the ceremony.


Ms Fareeha Basit Khan,

Director, Institute of Languages and Cultures,

Head, Department of English,

Lahore College for Women University, Lahore