By |14 Sep 2023 at 12:14 AM

Harold Cox Cambridge Speaking Prize:On September 5, 2023, the University Debating and Literary Club of Aligarh Muslim University hosted the second round of the Cambridge Speaking Prize, a traditional debate competition that has a lengthy history.

Areeba Dilshad, a club member, explained the regulations to the participants at the outset.

There were 23 competitors who also participated in the competition’s first round, which was conducted in May. The same contestants were invited to compete in the second round.

Dr. Sadaf Fareed, president of the University Debating and Literary Club, welcomed the guests and emphasised the importance of the Harold Cox Cambridge Speaking Prize Debate Competition. She mentioned that the “Siddons Club,” which is now known as the University Debating and Literary Club, used to coordinate the same competition. She added that by hosting this debate competition, the society is reviving its history.

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Prof. Mohammad Tariq Chattari (Professor, Department of Urdu), Prof. Jawed S. Ahmed (Professor, Department of English), and Dr. Shahbaz Ali (Assistant Professor, Department of Hindi) comprised the judging panel.

Aafia Rizvi, secretary of the University Debating and Literary Club, introduced the debate by introducing the audience to the motion, “This house believes that only an ethical relationship with nature can help mitigate climate change”

Prof. Mohammad Tariq Chattari, the event’s chair, delivered an eloquent concluding address.