The Department of English of the IIS University has organized a ‘Second All India IISU English Debate’ on Saturday at IIIM auditorium.
The topic of the debate was a very contemporary one ‘In the opinion of the house, an inclusive society will always remain a dream’.
The main objective of organizing this event was to provide a nationwide platform to the students from various colleges and universities across the country where they can not only express their thoughts but also enhance and showcase their oratorical skills on such a huge platform.
Prof. Joya Chokraborty, Department of English, University of Rajasthan, Mr. Dilip Rathore and Prof. Shobhita Rajagopal, Associate Professor at Institute of Developmental Studies, Jaipur were the esteem judges of the debate competition which was chaired by Adjunct Professor and facilitator of
NGO’s Prof. Pratibha Jain.
The students from various cities like Pilani, Tamil Nadu, Bareilly, Jodhpur have come out as affluent speakers and very well pointed out the negatives and positives on this prevalent topic.
One speaker mesmerized the audience by speaking against the motion saying that a country can flourish only in a cohesive society. An individual is never enough in leading a country to prosperity. While speaking for the motion one contestant raised issues like disparity on the basis of religion, caste, ethnicity, gender etc that prevails in our society to prove that inclusive society is still a yet to be fulfilled dream.
To prove their points, speakers have cited various examples of Malala case, Nirbhaya rape case and quoted eminent personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill etc.
All the judges were fascinated and enthralled by the speakers’ deep knowledge, presentation and command over the language.
Prof Pratibha Jain gave reference to the World Bank report while discussing about this contemporary issue. She has said that according to the report cohesive society matters but there are certain challenges like ethnicity, caste, gender and immigrants that every society faces.
Dr. Ashok Gupta, the Vice Chancellor of the university has distributed the prizes to the winners. First prize went to very deserving Preksha Jain from the IIS University whereas Megha Rathore from St. Xavier’s won second prize and the third prize shared by S. Ganeshwar from Central University of Tamilnadu and Shiromani Chaturvedi from the IIS Unviversity. Though the team from The IIS University got maximum marks but as the university was the host the overall trophy of the competition went to st. xavier’s.
Lastly, the organizer of the debate and Head of the Department of English Dr. Rimika Singvi gave away the vote of thanks to the participants, esteem judges and the Chairperson.
Press Release submitted by Jyotika Sachdeva
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