Aligarh : Areeba Dilshad (BSc, Women’s college, AMU) and Basrah Hasan Rizvi (10th Class, AMU Girls’ School) won the online debate competition, in senior and junior categories respectively, organised by the Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on the topic “Patriarchy is responsible for lingering gender inequality even after 75 years of Independence”.
The debate was organised to mark the celebration of the 75th year of Independence of the country. “The competition aimed at creating awareness about gender equity evoked an overwhelming response but constraints of online mode prevented us not allowing more than 84 participants” said Professor Azra Musavi, Ditrector, Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies, AMU,Aligarh.
Naila Amjad (BA 1st year, Women’s College, AMU) and Yanis Iqbal (10th class, The Blossoms School) bagged second position in their categories, while Fatima Firdaus (BA 1st year, Women’s college, AMU) and Fatima Abbas Rizvi, (11th Class, Senior Secondary School Girls, AMU) won the third prize in the senior and junior categories respectively.
It was conducted at Junior (upto class 12th) and senior level (Graduation and Post Graduation). The digital platform helped students from different colleges and universities across the country to participate in the event.
Preliminary rounds were conducted which were judged by the teachers of the different faculties.
Mr Samir Malik, advocate on record in Supreme Court of India and Ms Faridi, Director, Eduglobetech were the panelists for the final round.
Sana Fatima and Areeb Bhati, students of BA final year were the moderators of the programme.
Mr Sheeraz Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies proposed the vote of thanks.
Professor Azra Musavi, Director of the Centre said that more such events will be organised in the future.