Afghans for Progressive Thinking organized Kabul Debating Championship at Professor Rabbani (Kabul Education) University on 24th Aug 2017. 48 debaters (24 debating teams) from Karwan University, Kardan University, Dunya University, Kabul University, Kabul Education University and AUAF took part in this competition. competitors debated in four rounds which finally the best four teams booked a place in the final round, teams from Kardan University, Karwan University and two teams from Kabul University were the finalists to debate in the final round Mr. Aref Dostyar, Board member of Afghans for Progressive thinking and Sofia Ramyar, Executive Director of APT were the judges for the final round of this competition. all four teams debated with full energy and the motivation to earn the championship for their University.
Aref Dostyar as a judge and also a chief guest of the program said; “Debate and debating competitions are not only interesting to win, the process of debating itself is interesting and fun where debaters engage with each other’s ideas and thoughts, and it is a means of building the skill of reasoning in everybody”
later on the results announced by Mr. Sharif Shah Shahi, where Mr. Iqbal Bakht and Hasina Nasry of Kardan University took the championship awards from APT. Meanwhile, Ms. Sana Ahmadi of the AUAF received award as the first best speaker, Mr. Elham Neda of Kabul Education University as the second and Abdul Rahman Aziz of the AUAF was the third position holder among the speakers. APT also gave a best adjudicator award to the best judge as per the debaters choice. which Mr. Wais Formuly from Kardan University & one of the most active members of APT debate clubs won the best Adjudicator award.
The successful debaters will be debating in National Debate Tournament which is coming soon. Good luck to all debaters.
We want to thank Professor Rabbani (Kabul Education) University for Hosting our tournament.