Department of English

Sirajuddin Dramatics Society (SDS)

The Siraj ud Din Dramatics Society (SDS) was a reincarnation in 1988, of the original Lahore College Dramatics Society. The society was named after Mrs Urmila Sirajuddin (the most iconic teacher, leader, mentor and Head of the Department of English at LCWU) as an acknowledgement of her persistent support, keen interest and willingness in initiating the revival of dramatic activities in the institution. The society has been parented by the English Department since its inception.

The prime aim of SDS is the provision of entertainment, cultural activities and fund raising for the institution. It has continued to produce and present creative performances for more than three decades now. The society excelled under the leadership of Mrs Seema Sohail as it’s in-charge for nearly two decades until her retirement in 2015. Over the decades the faculty of the English Department such as Mrs Zakia Nasir, Ms Farwa Shah, Mrs Maryam Arif, Mrs Mahrukh Bokhari, Mrs Shehla Imdad, Mrs Bushra Nadeem and Ms Fatima Hassan have been associated with SDS both as students and later as staff members. The society having stood the test of time has been the bench mark of trend setting creativity with quality and innovation in the institution. It has had many a diverse productions such as annual plays (The Devil’s DiscipleMarray Thay Jin Ke LiayThe Blithe SpiritPygmalionMeri Zaat Zarra e Bey Nishaan, etc.), Variety Shows, Drama Competitions, Mime presentations and so on to its credit. SDS has represented LCWU on a number of platforms and competitions not only in Lahore but in other cities (Islamabad, Risalpur, Jaranwala etc.) as well. Currently Ms Fatima Hassan is working as in-charge of the society.

Inaugural Ceremony of Centennial Celebrations of LCWU (30tb Sept 2021)

Sirajuddin Dramatics Society (SDS) presented theatrical performances on Sufism and Role of LCWU in Women Empowerment. The Sufi performance had a flavour of mystique that mesmerised the audience. Whereas the short performance on LCWU over the last ten decades was a powerful display of how far women have come and the role the institution has played in the struggle for women empowerment.