SRINAGAR: An inter-school debate competition on the topic “Save the girl child” was organized by New Bonvivant High School, Hawal, Srinagar on Saturday.
Students from many institutions including from Jammu participated in the event.
Zahoor Hashmi, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Aftab was the chief guest.
In the competition, the first prize was won by Mahika Koul of Heaven’s Kingdom High School, Janki Vihar Jammu, while the second position was clinched by Aqsa Mehraj-u-Din of Bonvivant High School, Nawakadal Srinagar. The third position was shared by Areeba Mustaq and Muntaha Nazir Wani Pampori from New Bonvivant High School, Hawal, Srinagar.
The consolation prizes were won by three different schools of the valley.
Later, the chief guest presented the awards to the top three position holders and winners of consolation prizes.
Hashmi congratulated the winners of the competition and stated that to save the girl child is the need of the hour.
“Girls are competing well in all the fields including education. We should encourage the girl child and treat them at par with boys,” Hashmi said.