Qirat, Naat competition at Frontier College Sharifa,

PESHAWAR:10 January: Ms Sharifa of City District Girls College Peshawar and Mehvish Sana of Frontier College for Women clinched the trophies of the Qirat and Naat competitions held in connection with the Frontier College for Women Sports Week, which got under way here at college premises on Monday. Principal of the College Mrs. Nauzat Liaqat, In-charge of the Department of Islamic Studies Syeda Shahnaz, Vice Principal Mrs. Taleem Akhtar, judges, students and participants from 10 different colleges, who took part in both Qirat and Naat competitions, were also present. The program started with the recitation from the Holy Qur’aan by Shafaq followed by “Naat” presented by Hina with Wajiha Zaman and Huda Nasir were at the stage. The judges for the “Qiraat” and “Naat” competition were including Professor Dr. Dilshad, Professor Tasleem Akhtar, Samina and Hashmat from Benazir Shaheed Women University and Miss Anila Ghani. A total of 10 participants each from as many colleges took part in both Qirat and Naat competitions. For Qirat every contestant recited Qur’aan verse from 30-Para. There was pin down silence in the main indoor hall decorated with flowers and banners. The Qirat competition was won by Miss Sharifa, a class FA part-I student of City District College Peshawar, followed by Shumbal Rashid of City Gulbahar College and Shafat Zomi of Frontier College for Women, both got second prize and Moniba of Girls College Charsadda No 1 took third position. Mehvish Sana of Frontier College for Women clinched the trophy of Naat, followed by Dehrish Sana of City District College and Hina of Gulshin Rehman College. Wajiha Zaman on this occasion stressed the need for leading a balanced life. She said that a life of physical activity and spiritual delight would ultimately shape positive individuals in our society. “In order to maintain this balance we must have lively curiosity to understand the commandments of Allah Almighty and His Holy Prophet (SAW). A deep rooted and sincere love for Prophet Muhammad (SAW) should be the foremost objective of every Muslim. In her address, Huda Nasir said that in this hour of distress and anxiety the only salvation can be achieved by in-depth study of the Holy Qur’aan and the teachings of our Holy Prophet (PBUH). The application of these principals to our surroundings can decrease the existing social and spiritual chaos to some extent. Commenting on this occasion, overall in-charge of the Sports Week Professor Anila Ghani said the basic aim and objective behind the week is to involve the female students in healthy activities. She said the week comprising programs like English Debates with topic “Frailty the name of Woman”, Urdu Ghazal and speeches, Pashto Ghazal and speeches, and Science and Culture exhibition at the end. She said Professors comprising Syeda Shehnaz, Bushra Tariq, Yasmin Akhtar, Neelofar Chand supervision their respective departments and faculties. She disclosed that Minister of Education Qazi Asad, Secretary Education Farah Hamid will grace the occasion as guests of honor on the final and prize distribution ceremony to be held on January 14.Daily Times.