POSTER COMPETITION ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AT PAKISTAN INSTITUTE OF REHABILITATION SCIENCES

To improve awareness and development of students on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a poster competition was announced at Pakistan Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences. This competition was opened to students in all three disciplines (visioin Sciences, Audiology, & Orthotics Prosthetics). The theme was” Disability & accessibility awareness of Persons with disabled”. It was not on- spot competition. Students have given the time of two weeks to submit their entries till 28th November 2014. A jury of five persons comprises of

• Mrs. Saima Hashmi (Lecturer, Vision Sciences)
• Mrs. Samina Soomro (Lecturer, Audiology)
• Mr. Raja Waqas (Lecturer, IT)
• Mr. Muhammad Zubair (Lecturer, Audiology)
• Mr. Masood Malik (Film Maker from National College of Arts, Lahore)

The jury was provided with a score card to judge the idea, design and presentation of the poster. Total 35 posters have been submitted. One poster was rejected and two were not included in competition due to the late submission. But to encourage their effort it was decided to display them in the exhibition.
Following students have won the contest:

1st Prize: Javeria Asif 1st Semester
Miss. Hira 1st Semester Audiology
Miss fareena 3rd Semester Audiology
Mr. Abdul Moiz 3rd Semester Audiology
2nd Prize: Threem Fatima 1st Semester
3rd Prize: Miss. Fareena 3rd Semester
Miss. Sumaira 3rd Semester
Miss. Laraib 3rd Semester
Mr. kaleemullah 1st Semester Orthopaedic Technology

The exhibition was opened to all students and public on 4th of December 2014. A large number of students have visited and appreciated the efforts & creativity of participants. Students were very enthusiastic on participating and urge that these types of activities should be continued. Executive Director PIRS distributed the certificates and prizes among the winners.

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