LAHORE -- The 39th All Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal Bilingual Declamation (AIBD) on Monday began at the Government College University (GCU) under the auspices of its Debating Society.
According to GCU spokesperson, about 40 teams from top educational institutions including Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur, UET, Kinnaird College, KEMU, Sadiq Public School Bahawalpur, Punjab University, University of Azad Jammu and
Kashmir and University of Karachi were contesting for the coveted team trophy and best speaker awards at the two-day event spread over three sessions.
The substantive topics that remained closely contested by the teams on the first day were: "No nation is safe from the threat of climate change.", "The time for petty politics is well and truly past.", "History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake." and "Democracy has never been allowed to take root in our soil."
In the humorous category, the participants enthralled the audience with their wit and humour particularly on the topics: "What is done cannot be undone.", "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread", "Those who do not complain are never pitied.", and "There is a method to my...