RAWALPINDI, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 10th Nov, 2016 ) : Speakers at a debate competition emphasized the need to include the human rights education in the syllabus and elaborated the concept of human rights and the emerging role of youth in this regard. They also highlighted the importance of information sharing to create awareness among general public and duty bearers on fundamental rights and human rights related laws to meet the challenges.
They stated this while addressing a debate competition held at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Thursday. The competition was organized by Officer of the Senior Tutor in collaboration with Human Rights Commission (HRC), with the objective to create awareness and educate the students about the importance of human rights education. Vice Chancellor, PMAS-AAUR, Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad presided over the competition, while Director General Human Rights Commission Abdul Hafeez, PMAS-AAUR Principals officers, Deans, Directors, faculty members and a large number of students were also present on the occasion.
In the debate contest more than 50 students from different departments of the University participated. The participants were fully enthusiastic and presented their speeches quite confidently and eloquently which the audience appreciated. Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, PMAS-AAUR, while addressing, highlighted the importance of debate topic and objectives of organizing such events and stressed to include human rights subject in the syllabus.
Dr Ahmad also thanked the Human Rights Commission for providing an opportunity to PMAS-AAUR for arranging the contest and appreciated the efforts of students who participated in the contest. He hoped that such activities would be continued at all level in future as well. He stressed the students to work passionately for our beloved country's progress and development by respecting the human rights in good manner. He also advised the students to make themselves a role model for others and respect and work for human rights with missionary zeal. In the end chief guest distributed prizes among the winners.