Quest International University Perak were crowned overall champions of the Sathya Sai Baba Centres of Perak Darul Ridzuan Annual Human Values Public Speaking Competition between students in tertiary institutions in Perak, recently. This is the second year running that QIUP won this title.
The competition was divided into two rounds where for the Prepared Speech Contest, speakers were judged on different topics, and for the Impromptu Contest a common topic was given to all the participants.
QIUP student, Kajel Kaur Gill emerged 1st runner up for the prepared speech round and champion in the impromptu speech round with her speech titled “Learning from Nature”. The Overall Winner was Quest International University Perak. Besides Kajel, QIUP was also represented by Randhir Singh Gill.
The objectives of this annual competition are to enhance goodwill and understanding among youths of different racial and religious backgrounds and compliment the government’s efforts to encourage the use of the English Language in our tertiary institutions; to expose the youths, to the knowledge and practice of Universal Human values, in their daily life thereby boosting their personal and emotional well-being; to help the youths in the development of the soft skills of diplomacy, public speaking and social etiquette which is vital for effective parliamentary debates, international relations and domestic harmony; to encourage tertiary level students to understand how the objectives of Malaysia’s Rukun Negara, viz: Unity, Justice, Peace and Progress can be achieved by the practice of human values at all levels of our Malaysian society.
We take this opportunity to congratulate Kajel and Randhir for a splendid performance and the debate club advisors, Mr. Raj Gopal Dronamraju and Mr. Muhammad Amin Md Sani for their excellent efforts in preparing the students for the competition.