When competent and passionate people work together anywhere – be it in a sports team or a corporate boardroom – then different ideas are bound to come up with difference of opinions. Being able to communicate one’s point of view with conviction, yet with respect, is one of the greatest hallmarks of an educated mind.
Benefits of the art of debating
Most obviously, it imparts the confidence to be able to put forward one’s opinion in an assertive way (Not my way or Highway)
Considering the above points, debate competition empowers the participants.
The debate competition was divided into three rounds:
One month before the competition, preparation was started in all the participating schools. Students were provided guidance and some study material to prepare for the debate.
”When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you Listen, you may Learn something new” – Dalai Lama
The Topics of Debates were:
It was good to see so many happy faces on the days of the competitions & students coming out with flying colors doing much more that anyone’s expectations. The students were from Gijjor, Hoshiyarpur & Nithari villages in Noida. School from Hoshiyarpur village won the first debate and the school from Nithari won the second one. All the students, however, had emerged more able and more confident after the competition.
How wonderful it would be, if students from these schools, in some time, are empowered to debate with students of big famous schools in urban centers!
It will be a very proud moment indeed for the society
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Co-Authored by Consultant: Vishnu