Projects of The Jinnah Society


With effect from the year 2000, the Society took over from the Jinnah Foundation the project of organizing and holding the ‘Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah Inter-School Elocution/ Declamation Contest’ in Karachi.

This event is jointly sponsored and organized by the Jinnah Society and Oxford University Press and is eagerly awaited by students of schools in Karachi who participate in the event with great interest and enthusiasm. The winner gets the Jinnah Trophy and prizes of the value of approximately Rs.100,000 are given to three winning teams.

At the contest held in the year 2002, 30 Schools participated in the elimination contest out of which 10 students were selected to speak at the final contest which was held at Quaid-e-Azam House Museum (Flag Staff House), Karachi, a property purchased by Mr. Jinnah himself and where his sister Ms. Fatima Jinnah lived until 1964. British Deputy High Commissioner David Pearey who was the chief guest, gave away the prizes to the winners.

At the contest held in year 2004, 19 schools entered the competition out of which 13 students representing their schools were selected for the final at an elimination contest held at Foundation Public School earlier. The final among the 10 participants was held at a function at Marriott Hotel Karachi on 24th March 2004 and was largely attended. Mr. Hamish StClair Daniel, British Deputy High Commissioner was the chief guest and gave away the prizes to the winners.