KHAIRPUR - The Character Building Society (CBS), in collaboration with Directorate of Student Affairs, Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), organised on Tuesday the declamation, essay and poster/painting competitions at the university’s campus on the advisory of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Sukkur. Professor Dr Muhammad Yousuf Khushk, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Languages and Focal Person, CBS presided over the events.

Speaking on this occasion, Professor Dr Muhammad Yousuf Khushk said, “It is high time that we must strive for transparency, merit and justice and avoid corrupt practices because corruption has weakened economic fabric of the state.”

He said that the NAB, as a premier anti-corruption body, was working with devotion and commitment against the social vice.

Speaking on the topic, ‘Say No to Corruption’, the students said that Islam is the religion of peace and transparency. It teaches honesty, dignity and simplicity.

They shed light on the role of NAB in the eradication of corruption and urged that awareness be created in society against the menace of corruption. They also called for introducing a subject in universities on corruption.

In the declamation contest in English language, Islahuddin Memon, from the Institute of English Languages & Literature, Danish Ali from the Department of Teachers Education and Aqsa Ishaque, from the Department of Business Administration got first, second and third positions, respectively.

In contest in Urdu language, Imran Ali, from the Department of Public Administration, Shoaib, from Department of Physics and Khair Muhammad Lashari, from Department of Urdu got first, second and third positions, respectively.

In Sindhi language, Miss Hira, Institute of Chemistry, Ajab Ali Khawaja, Department of Sindhi and M Mazhar Ali Phulpoto, Department of Media Studies got first, second and third positions, respectively. The essay competition was held on the theme ‘United against Corruption’.

In English language contest, Ayesha Soomro, from the Institute of English Language & Literature, Faiqa Khan, from the Department of Pharmacy and Mir Sheeraz Ali, from Institute of English Language & Literature got first, second and third positions respectively.

In Urdu language contest, Rabia Mughal, from the Institute of Islamic Studies, Fazeela Ansari, from the Department of Media Studies and Rubina, from the Department of Commerce, got first, second and third positions, respectively.

In Sindhi language contest, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Mirani, Department of Mathematics, Muhammad Rashid Shar, Department of Sindhi and Javed Hussain Shar, Department of Sindhi got first, second and third positions respectively.

The poster/painting competition also took place in which  Zunaira Arshad, Department of Pharmacy, Rimsha Batool, Department of Teacher Education, and Iqra Kanwal, Department of Pharmacy, got first, second and third positions respectively.