On September 11 to 14, APT organized 2019 National Debating Championship in Mazar. Tens of students from Kabul, Herat, and Mazar participated in the tournament. The students debated a wide range of topics focused on women, rights, the peace process, sports and Afghan elections, in two general and expert category. In general category, teams from Herat, Kabul and Mazar broke into the final round which Mr. Abolfazl Razavi and Alireza Razavi of Herat University won the championship while Mr. Elias Sadid of Balkh University was ranked as the Best Speaker of the tournament. Meanwhile, in the expert category, Mr. Ghulam Sarwar Qadiry and Ahmad Rateb Qasemi of Balkh University won the tournament championship. In the meantime, Ms. Farman Enayat, a veteran debater and adjudicator of APT’s judges’ community in Balkh, was selected as the Best Adjudicator of 2019 National Debating Championship.
We congratulate all debaters for their accomplishments and wish them best luck in their debating career. We also appreciate the efforts of our volunteers and judges’ community in Balkh for their valuable contributions in the program, and Nokhbagan University for hosting 2019 National Debating Championship.