As quoted by Margaret Heffernan, “For good ideas and true innovation, you need interaction, conflict, argument and debate.
The Modern School, Ghaziabad, organized an Inter School English Debate Competition on Friday, 27th August 2021, for different schools of town and region. The aim of this competition was to give students a creative platform to express what they feel. It also helped in enhancing their public skills and critical thinking.
15 prestigious schools took part in competition. There were two enthusiasts from each of the school who spoke eloquently for and against the motion on the topics
“Competition is necessary in life” for classes VI-VII
“Our Indianness is diminishing” for classes IX-XI
The programme commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the auspicious lamp by our honorable Principal, Mrs. Manju Mehra, followed by addressing the gathering and motivating the students with her inspirational thoughts. She then welcomed the esteemed judges for the programme, Mrs. Neena Maini, Mrs. Indu Verma for Category A and Dr. Simran Chaddha for Category B respectively.
Ms. Sony announced the rules of the Debate Competition. Each contestant presented their views with lots of confidence, clarity of thoughts and perfect voice modulation.
As Plato stated, Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything
Our talented students Anushka (S5) and Shaurya (S3), entertained the audience with their enthralling performances while the judges compiled the result. Our esteemed judges addressed the participants with their valuable thoughts and also stated that “Everybody is a Winner”.
The students were judged on the basis of content, diction, confidence, clarity and impact of argument.
Finally, the moment which everyone was waiting for arrived. Results were announced with lot of zeal and excitement.
Good Effort- Devika Raj Batra, Aanya Jain (The Modern School, Vasant Vihar)
Rouvin and Sitara ( Vasant Valley School, Delhi)
3rd Position- Vairaj Sharma , Padmaksh Raghav ( The Modern School, Ghaziabad)
2nd Position – Akshita Srinavasan ( St. Thomas School, Indirapuram)
1st Position – Shrestha Ranjan , Atharva Keswani ( Bal Bharti School, GRHM)
Outstanding Speaker for the motion- Vairaj Sharma ( The Modern School , Ghaziabad)
Outstanding Speaker against the motion – Atharv Keswani ( Bal Bharti School, GRHM).
Good Effort- Kaasvee Kaur , Devangana Jain( Vasant Valley School, Delhi)
3rd Position- Maulik Bahl , Aastika Jain( Spring Dales School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi)
2nd Position- Anushka Das, Michelle Rajput ( The Modern School, Ghaziabad)
1st Position- Raviya Suri, Vanya Nanda ( The Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi)
Outstanding Speaker for the motion- Raviya Suri ( The Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi)
Oustanding Speaker against the motion- Devangana Jain ( Vasant Valley School, Delhi)
Overall Winner – Rolling Trophy was bagged by The Modern School, Vasant Vihar, securing 149.5/200.
Runner-up Position was bagged by The Modern School, Ghaziabad, securing 146/ 200.
Ms. Nidhi, being the Master of Ceremony presented the vote of thanks to our esteemed judges, audiences, parents and the participants for being a part of this mega event and gracing the occasion. She also thanked the team members: teachers, students, organizers and every team member to make this event successful.