Debating Society of King Edward Medical University (formerly King Edward Medical College) Lahore
KEDS has a rich history of debating excellence. For pat 10 years, it has made its name not only in national field but also in the international arena.
Everyone talks but less people speak. The society nourishes ones dormant abilities & teaches one how to speak with style and confidence. We not call it debating society but we call it Debating family. A family that provides one with healthy environment to develop communication skills that are required at each and every step of ones life.
For the first time in its history it hold Parliamentary style Debating championship keeping in mind its tradition of promoting communication skills and providing a platform for public speaking.
Events organized 2008
ALL PAKISTAN DEBATING GALA 2008 AT KING EDWARD MEDICAL UNIVERSITY Medical School provides, perhaps, the best substantiation for Charles Darwin Theory of Natural Selection, for here we see in its cruelest form, the survival of the fittest, not the smartest as it should be… the fittest to cope with the inhuman pressures, the demands made not only on the brain but on the psyche (Erich Segal) From the word of Churchillâ€™s legal uprightness to the eloquence of Martin Luther King, articulacy plays integral part to shapen oneâ€™s character and personality. To highlight and nurture this very quality of eloquence, King Edward Debating Society organized All Pakistan Intercollegiate Bilingual Declamation Contest 2008 at the University Auditorium on 28th May, 2008.
Participating Institutes: It was a well organized and well attended Function with wide participation of debating aficionados from all over Pakistan Including PAF Risalpur, Khyber Medical College Peshawar, GCU Lahore, LUMS, Ayub Medical College Abbotabad, SISA, LGS Johar Town, Fatima Jinnah University Rawalpindi, international Islamic University Islamabad, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Military College of Signals Rawalpindi, Military College of Civil Engineering Risalpur,Baqai Medical College Karachi, SIMS, Forman Christian College, EME NUST Rawalpindi and University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
Badar Mumtaz Hasan and Faria Shahab from King Edward Opened the house while President Debates Maryam Mumtaz Hasan, Vice President Wajiha Nusrat and Waqas Khan Presided the contest. The events began with a multimedia presentation highlighting the trophies won by King Edward Debaters at LUMS, GCU, GIKI, Kinnaird, FAST and various other places followed by dramatic bravuraâ€™s of the participants.
The results: In English Category, Ummar Ziauddin of GCU was declared Best Speaker, 2nd Best Speaker was Ahmad Jamal of Khyber Medical College while Raffay Tassawar of Military College Signals was declared 3rd. Consolation Prize went out to Babar Sial of EME NUST. In Urdu Category, Rehan ul Haq of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences was first, Salis Nadeem was 2nd and Husnain Abbass of AIMC was 3rd. Consolation went out to Liaquat Ali of PAF Risalpur. Team Trophy was bagged by Military College of Signals, Rawalpindi.
The Chief Guest, the Vice Chancellor KEMU Professor Dr.Zafarullah Khan Lauded the versatility of the orators and the efforts of Advisor Debates Dr. Saira Afzal,President Debating Society KEMU Maryam Mumtaz Hasan and the rest of the team for organizing such a good function. Professor Kamran Aziz, Staff President Debates also appreciated the high standard and quality of debates at the function. The Chief adjudicator, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Dr Tahoor Mazhar added that such educating ventures should continue as hey enhance the verbal faculties of our young budding orators inculcating into them a confidence to speak both at the national as well as the international debating arenas.
Covered by multiple television channels and newspapers, the Declamation Contest at King Edward Medical University was indeed a well organized extravaganza which earned a lot of appreciation by everyone present at the occasion.
Following (19) Sports Clubs exist in King Edward Medical University.
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