On September 24th to 29th, APT organized its “Fifth National Debating Championship” in Kabul. NDC is the greatest youth debate contest in Afghanistan which gives the stage to young university students to debate and talk about topical issues in Afghanistan and the world. This year, the program brought more than a hundred students from Herat, Balkh, Samangan, Badakhshan, and Kabul which were selected through a competitive process in their provinces. Students debated around different topics and competed for the “National Debating Championship” title while introducing and exchanging their culture to each other in the side events, and making new friends.
The championship title in the senior category this year went to Mr. Sayed Abid Hashimi and Ajmal Wafa of the American University of Afghanistan, while Beheshta Rasekh was ranked as the Best Speaker of the tournament. In Junior category, Mohammad Zohour Kaihan and Jamshid Mohammadi won the championship and Khujasta Ahmadi of AUAF won the Best Speaker Award.
We appreciate Kabul University for hosting the debate rounds. We are also very much proud and thankful to our volunteer community for their generous contributions in organizing the NDC 2018. APT congratulates all debaters for their accomplishments and wish them best luck in their future.