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Danish schools earn 7 first positions, 5 honors
Danish schools earn 7 first positions, 5 honors

LAHORE: (Friday, April 21, 2017): The students of Punjab University has shown outstanding performance in The Educationist All Pakistan Co-Curricular Competitions by clinching team trophy with 80 points while Danish schools obtained 7 first positions and earned 5 honors in the competitions. The 5-day competitions were jointly organized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Punjab University and The Educationist in Punjab University. The prize distribution ceremony was held at Al Raazi Hall of Undergraduate Study Centre here on Friday. Executive Director Higher Education Commission of Pakistan Dr Arshad Ali, PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir, Director National Accountability Bureau Lahore Major (r) Ghulam Rasool, Chief Editor The Educationist Prof Dr Shafiq Jullandhry, Editor Shabbir Sarwar, faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion.

In the 5-day long championship, the competitions of Qiraat, Naat, debates, theater/drama, national songs, poetry and essay writing were held in which 1275 candidates from schools, colleges and universities from all over Pakistan participated. Addressing the gathering, PU VC Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir highly appreciated Danish Schools teams on winning 7 top positions. He said that it showed that merit prevailed in these schools and Chief Minister’s this initiative had provided a golden opportunity to deprived students to outshine. He appreciated Mr Shabbir Sarwar for organizing such a big competition among the students of schools, colleges and universities at mass scale successfully. He said that such activities polished hidden talent of the students and promoted positivity in the society. He said that such competitions must be held for encouraging young talent. He announced Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 1,000 cash prizes for all first, second and third position holders respectively. Executive Director HEC Dr Arshad Ali said that the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has completed 282 projects worth Rs 60 billion in Punjab and more universities were being established. Later, the PU VC and HEC Executive Director distributed prizes among the winning teams. In universities, PU clinched team trophy with one hundred thousand rupees cash prize while University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences was declared runner up winning 50,000 rupees cash prize. In schools, The Punjab School Township won team trophy with Rs 100,000 cash prize while Danish School Mianwali and Danish School Rahim Yar Khan were in tie to claim runner up trophies with Rs 50,000 cash prize each.