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British High Commission’s GREAT Debate competition comes to Lahore

The British High Commission brought its annual GREAT Debate competition to Lahore with a semi-final event at the FAST National University.

GREAT Debate winner and runner up with other participants at FAST National University, Lahore.

GREAT Debate winner and runner up with other participants at FAST National University, Lahore.

The event brought together debaters from across universities in Lahore. After a competitive round of fixtures Ms Mohiba Ahmed from Government College University and Ms Rameesha Khan from University of the Punjab were judged to be the winner and runner-up respectively.

The Acting British High Commissioner Richard Crowder said:

Colleges and universities in Lahore have a rich culture of debating and I am delighted that with the GREAT Debate we are able to provide another platform to the youth of this city.

I have been impressed by the level of debate and enthusiasm with which the youth have participated in the GREAT Debate and I look forward to a tough competition among the selected 14 debaters in the finale in Islamabad.

The GREAT Debate 2017 is the third annual edition of the competition that gives students from across Pakistan a platform to participate in debates, interact with other students from different universities and hone their skills in research, analytical thinking and public speaking.

Winners and runners-up from the semi-finals will be given one year British Council digital library membership. The winner and runner-up of the overall competition will receive a scholarship reward to contribute towards their tuition fees.

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The GREAT Debate is a debating competition for university students. There will be seven semi-finals – in seven different cities (Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Gujarat, Faisalabad and Mirpur) involving students from over 50 leading universities across Pakistan – and the winner and runner-up of each semi-final will compete in the final in Islamabad.

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Published 13 February 2018