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The Vice Chancellor/Principal/Commandant, ___________________________________ ___________________________________

Subject:

Invitation to 1st UOG All Pakistan Declamation Contest 2013

Dear Sir/Madam, University of Gujrat invites your institution to 1st UOG All Pakistan Declamation Contest which will be held from 8th to 9th April 2013. The rules governing the contest are given in Appendix A, while the List of Topics, The Schedule of the Contest, Confirmation Form and Registration Policy, Lodging and Pick & Drop Facilities are attached as appendices B, C, D and E respectively. The competition will comprise two rounds. All speakers will participate in the first round. However, four best teams and three best speakers from both English and Urdu categories will advance to final round. Since the speakers selected for the final round will be required to speak on new topics, it is advisable for all the participants to come fully prepared with two speeches. A Cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- along with a trophy will be given to the winning team. A cash prize of Rs. 10,000/-, 7,000/- & 5,000/- along with shields will be given to 1st 2nd & 3rd position respectively from both English and Urdu. University of Gujrat will provide boarding and lodging facilities for teams outside Gujrat/Gujranwala. You are, therefore, requested to confirm your participation latest by 28th of March, 2013. No confirmation will be entertained after the deadline is over. Looking forward to your positive reply,

Rana Ahmad Shaheed Coordinator UOG Debating Society

Kamran Ahmad President UOG Debating Society

Cash Prize & Shields


A Cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- along with a trophy will be given to the winning team. A cash prize of Rs. 10,000/-, 7,000/- & 5,000/- along with shields will be given to 1st 2nd & 3rd position respectively from both English and Urdu.

No Registration Fee for the Contest

No Accommodation Fee for the Contest

Arrangement of a Musical Night on Monday

Dinner of Two Nights will be given to all the Participants

Pick & Drop from Gujrat Lorry Adda, Railway Station & Daewoo Terminal

Refreshments with The Vice Chancellor UOG at the End of Final Round

Appendix A

Rules and Regulations

1. Each participating institution is to be represented by a team comprising two speakers only, one to speak in Urdu and the other in English. One of the speakers is to speak on a serious topic and the other on a humorous one. 2. A speaker may agree or disagree with the topic. 3. The contest will be spread over two rounds. In the initial round, all teams must participate. Four best teams will be selected for the final round. In addition to them, three best individual speakers from both English and Urdu categories will also qualify for the final round. The number of the teams or individual speakers can be increased if the judges want to. 4. Those selected for the final round will have to deliver new speeches and will not be allowed to repeat their speeches from the initial round. 5. A speaker will speak for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 5 minutes in both initial and final rounds. Marks will be deducted for failing to observe the stipulated time limit. 6. A speaker making offensive remarks about any important personage or passing controversial religious, political or sectarian remarks shall be immediately disqualified. Using words/sentences with any indecent connotation and passing derogatory remarks against the chair will lead to instant disqualification of the speaker. In such an event, the speaker may be asked to step down from the podium during the speech. 7. Paper reading is not allowed and those who do so will be penalized. 8. The team that gains the maximum aggregate points will get the team trophy. The three best speakers, from both English and Urdu, will also be awarded prizes. A consolation prize may also be provided. Speakers from UOG participating in the contest will not be competing for the prizes. 9. The decision of the judges will be final.
10. Each team may or may not be accompanied with a chaperon/teacher. However it will be

compulsory for the participants to bring their Computerized National Identity Card and their student I.D cards of the respective institution. It is also recommended that the teams bring a nomination letter from university/college.

Appendix B Topics for English Declamation Initial Round: Serious Topics: The wise act; the otherwise react. Trying is better than crying. Its living that scares me to death. Life begins on the other side of despair.

Humorous Topics: Night packages are right packages. Ssssshhh Nation is sleeping. I was happy then I got married. Boss is always right.

Final Round: Serious Topics: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. Pessimism is the realism of today. Revolution is the biggest hurdle in evolution.

Humorous Topics: No life without wife. E-mail or female. You too Brutus. If love is blind why nobody loves me.

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Appendix C

Schedule
7th April (Sunday)

3:00 p. m

Receiving outstation teams from Gujrat Lorry Adda/Railway Station/Daewoo Terminal Receiving outstation teams from Gujrat Lorry Adda/Railway Station/Daewoo Terminal Dinner

6:00 p. m

8:30 p. m

8th April (Monday)

9:00 a. m 9:30 a. m 1:30 p. m 2:00 p. m 5:00 p. m 7:00 p. m 9:30 p. m

Registration Start of Competition (1st Session) Lunch Break Start of Competition (2nd Session) Result of 1st Round Musical Night Dinner

9th April (Tuesday)

9:00 a. m 9:30 a. m 12:30 p. m 12:45 p. m 1:00 p. m 2:30 p. m

Registration Start of Competition (2nd round) Announcement of results Prize distribution, Group photos Refreshments with the Vice Chancellor UOG Departure of outstation/local teams

Appendix D Registration Form Name of the Institution_____________________________________________________

Name of English Speaker ___________________________________________________ Topic 1st Round __________________________________________________________ Topic 2nd Round __________________________________________________________ N.I.C # _________________________________________________________________ Mobile # ________________________________________________________________

Name of Urdu Speaker ___________________________________________________ Topic 1st Round __________________________________________________________ Topic 2nd Round __________________________________________________________ N.I.C # _________________________________________________________________ Mobile # ________________________________________________________________

Name of Chaperon/Teacher (Optional) ________________________________________ N.I.C # _________________________________________________________________ Mobile # ________________________________________________________________

Will you avail our

(a) Transport

(b) Lodging

Name_______________

Signature________________

Seal_________

Appendix E

Registration Policy
The University of Gujrat Debating Society is committed to maintain the high level of debates. With this aim in mind, it has decided upon: Total Team Cap Institution Team Cap 35 1

Registration process will be first-come-first-served based. You are requested to register your teams at the E-mail or Mobile number given below. Institutes will receive an email of confirmation within three working days. E-mail: Kamran Ahmad kamran.ahmad033@gmail.com 0331-6567868

Lodging

Outstation teams will be provided with lodging at the University of Gujrat on campus hostels. UOG Debating Society will try its best to accommodate all outstation teams in the best possible manner. Outstation teams are requested to send the details with regard to number and gender in their confirmation e-mails so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Transport

University of Gujrat Debating Society will provide Pick & Drop Facility from Gujrat Lorry Adda, Railway Station & Daewoo Terminal. Transport routes are mentioned in the schedule attached herewith.

For any query regarding transport, boarding & lodging, contact: Arslan Buttar Coordinator Transport, Boarding & Lodging 0346-6814913

Contact Details

Rana Ahmad Shaheed Coordinator, UOG Debating Society 0332-0482018

Kamran Ahmad President, UOG Debating Society 0331-6567868

Waqas Haider Head Organizing Team 0333-8313115

Arslan Buttar Coordinator Transport, Boarding & Lodging 0346-6814913

For any other Information, You can visit:


http://www.facebook.com/pages/Uog-Debating-Society-Official/299437370184258

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