by BIS correspondent
NAVI MUMBAI, DECEMBER 27, 2013: Delhi Public School, Navi Mumbai organised an Inter School Annual English Debate Competition for the students of classes IX – XI on 6th December, 2013. The topic for the debate was, 'Reality shows are burdening the young shoulders'.
Many schools from in and around Navi Mumbai including Don Bosco, Nerul participated in it. Urja Bhattacharjee (Speaker for the topic), Shivangi Prakash (Speaker against the topic) and R. Bharath Kumar (Interjector) of Class X participated in the debate. They were accompanied by Tr. Nibedita Parhi.
The objective of debating was to examine ideas and policies with the aim of persuading people within an organised structure. It allowed the participants to consider the world around them by thinking about different arguments engaging with opposing views and speaking strategically.
Shivangi Prakash bagged the first prize (Speaker against the topic) and Urja Bhattacharjee secured second prize (Speaker for the topic).
The event was well organised by the students and teachers of Delhi Public School, Nerul. The event was successful in attracting the finest and enthusiastic debaters. The debaters got a platform to express and highlight their views on an issue of social concern.