Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Neelam Rodrigues
BORIVLI, AUGUST 30, 2011: A debate competition for the students of stds. VI and VII was held at Don Bosco High School, Borivli, under the able guidance of Mrs. Mary Johns and Ms. Manoda Gomes. The topic for the debate was 'Internet- a boon or a bane.’ The two teams involved in the competition were very rightly called, ‘GOOGLE.COM’ and ‘YAHOO.COM’.

There were three rounds conducted in this contest. Firstly, we had the introduction round, wherein each team shared their respective views about the topic. The second round was the refutation round. This round had eight global statements which were refuted or denied by the opponent teams. Finally the closing round gave an opportunity to the teams to sum up the arguments in their own favour.
It was indeed very impressive to see these young minds put down their opinion in such meticulous and systematic manner. The judges too found it quite difficult to adjudge and come with a winner.
However, after much discussion, Google.Com was declared the best team while Mst. Ashley D’souza was the best speaker.
This competition was purely a boon for the teachers and the participants.

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