ISLAMABAD August 10: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) organized a national song competition among 55 students of Rawalpindi and Islamabad region in light of Independence Month celebrations. During the national songs, the audience kept waving Pakistani flags.
Dr. Abdul Sattar, Dr. Mohammad Qasim and Dr. AsadMunir were the judges of this event. Four best participants were selected and the final round will be held at the end of the Independence month Celebrations. Cash prizes of 7,000, 5,000 and 3,000 will be given respectively to the students who get first, second and third positions in the competition
Certificates of participation will be given to all the students who participated in the competition. The four participants selected for the national song competition include Usman Malik, MaimoonaMushtaq, Shahana Islam, and Ameer Haider.
Director Student Affairs, Rana Tariq Javed said that the main objective of the national song competition was to awaken the spirit of patriotism in the young generation. He said that the children expressed their love for Pakistan through national songs and highlighted the spirit of love for the country and soil. He added that the Vice Chancellor, AIOU, Prof. Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum, had given instructions to celebrate August as Independence Month to explain the meaning of freedom to the new generation. Different events and competitions including bait-baazi, painting, speeches and national song competitions are arranged under the supervision and consultation of the Registrar, Raja Umar Younis.-PR