Aligarh : Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery-BUMS student, Tooba Razi won the Self-Composed Poetry Recitation contest of the Literary and E-Magazine Committee, Department of Business Administration, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Ayesha Razi (BUMS) stood second, while Tanya Yadav (B.Sc Physics) and Sarim Mustafa Khan (B.A French) shared the third prize in the competition held at the Frank and Debbie Islam Management Complex.
Pratiksha Singh (MBA first year) bagged the first prize in the Extempore Competition on ‘Effects of Covid-19 on Mental Health’. Onaiza Sultan (MBA final year) finished second, Nabiha Omar (BA History) secured third place and Arma Bano (MBA first year) received the consolation prize.
Prof Aftab Alam (Chairman, Department of Strategic and Security Studies) and Prof Mohammad Naved Khan (Department of Business Administration) judged the Extempore Competition, while Dr Shirin Rais (Department of Economics) and Dr Zareen Husain Farooq (Department of Business Administration) evaluated the comprehension and mastery of student participants in the poetry contest.
Quoting a line from Nobel laureate, Bob Dylan’s poem/song ‘The answer is blowing in the wind’, Prof Salma Ahmed (Dean, Faculty of Management Studies and Research and Teacher in-Charge, Literary and E-Magazine Committee) explained the demarcation between a song and poetry and spoke about how Dylan creates a metaphor of life by saying that ultimately, all things must come to an end.
“Unfortunately, the passion for poetry and writing is going down these days and these competitions are needed for providing platforms to budding talents,” she stressed.
Extending wishes to the winners and other participants, Prof Feza Tabassum Azmi (Teacher in-Charge, Literary and E-Magazine Committee) said, “Covid pandemic brought these activities to a halt, but finally after a hiatus of two years, students are once again availing opportunities to showcase their talents”.
Prof Aftab Alam gave tips for public speaking and advised students to hone their skills with regular practice.
Prof Mohammad Naved Khan urged student participants to reduce screen time after two years of online activities due to the pandemic.
Dr Tariq Aziz, who is also one of the Teachers in-Charge, Literary and E-Magazine Committee shared inspiring couplets on dealing with life struggles.
Saba Qamar delivered the vote of thanks and Yashasvi Singh with other students conducted the programme.