Annual Literary Week 2015 in Khyber Medical College Peshawar

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Dr Shameem Akhtar, former principal of Khyber College of Dentistry (KCD), Peshawar, has said that medical students should utilise their capabilities to excel in dental hygiene. She was speaking as chief guest at the concluding ceremony of literary week of the college held at Khyber Medical College auditorium here on Friday.

The literary society of KCD celebrated its annual literary week from Feb 9 to 13. The society arranged poetry recitals, declamation and essay writing competitions, photo exhibitions, cultural dress shows and short plays on Seerat, English, Urdu and Pashto days.

The chief guest gave away awards and shields to 50 students on their outstanding performance in various events. The organisers, including Mohammad Imad, Sardar Shahab, Safia Rahman, Natasha Khan and Ayesha Siraj, received special prizes for their hard work and active participation.

The KCD, she said, had played a vital role in creating awareness among people of dental hygiene.

The former principal said that literary week taught values to young students to know various facets of their society and culture. “We learn about culture not only through books but more efficiently through performances and presentations,” she said.

“The literary week was a wonderful experience as it not only relieved us of our hectic study rounds but also provided us with an opportunity to express ourselves before public,” Saima Gul Afridi, a participant, told Dawn.

KCD principal Dr Qiamuddin appreciated efforts of the young students for conducting an impressive literary week. He said that students had shown great interest in various activities during the last week giving the impression that they were well aware of their social and cultural values.

Mahwah Wazir, a student, said that her college had maintained tradition of celebrating literary week to keep up spirits of the students.

Prof Misri Khan, chairman of the literary society, said that students proved their creative talent and literary taste which would help them in their life to play a dynamic role in the society.

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