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40 schools participate in online Global Debate Competition

40 schools participate in online Global Debate Competition

A Global Debate competition was held at SAI International School, Bhubaneswar wherein more than 40 schools participated. The mega online debate competition had students' participation from over 11 countries and 44 Schools across the globe. Two schools from Kenya, 6 from South Africa, 27 schools from India and one school each from New Zealand, Turkey, Tanzania, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia and Namibia participated in the event.

 The online debate session was graced by Keynote Speaker Dr Debanjan Chakrabarti, Director East and Northeast India, British Council, Hon’ble Guest Mr. Nick Low, British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata and Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Founder & Mentor SAI International Education Group.

 While addressing the students Keynote Speaker Dr. Debanjan Chakrabarti, Director East and Northeast India, British Council, thanked SAI International for organizing a Global Debate Competition and appreciated its sprawling sports infrastructure. He spoke on “Debate and its role in society”. Dr. Chakrabarti emphasised on speaking and writing skills for development of debating skills.

Guest of honour Nick Low, British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata while addressing the students greeted them as per their time zones, he said, “Global problem needs global solutions and these can be addressed by deliberations and discussions as the global solutions cannot be forced, it has to come about with a coalition of each country”. He spoke on the issues of climate change and said, “if we understand the climate change now then we can limit it and if we are able to do it then the future will be more green and blue”. He was happy to be a part of SAI Global Debate Competition and said that,” the ability to debate on opinions will help the mankind and create awareness which will ensure you will have a better future”.

 The winners were announced after a rigorous three rounds of deliberations. They were judged upon content, accuracy, clarity, body language, evidence, and many more. The topics of the debate varied such as, ‘Values or Wealth? Which is more important for survival?’, ‘Is Globalization an opportunity or threat?’, ‘Impact of social media on teenagers and high school students is huge’, ‘Will robots increase people’s quality of life?’, ’People can save nature using technology?’, ’Children under 16 should not be allowed on social media sites’ and many more relevant topics for the youth.


Winners List

Argumentative Debate (6-8)

 1st For- India, Buxi Jagabandhu English Medium School - Shifa Prizm

2nd For - Pakistan, British Overseas School, Noor Ammad

3rd For - India, The Sanskaar Valley School, Aarna Saxena

3rd For - India, DAV Public School, Pokhariput, Simrah Bint

 1st Against -India, Sunbeam School Lahartara, Aishal Tripathi

2nd Against - India, DAV Public School, Pokhariput, Srisikta Rath

3rd Against - India, SAI International School, Shivakshi Dixit

3rd Against - India, Vidya Devi Jindal School, Shipra Sharma

 Turncoat (6-8)

 1st - India, Sunbeam School Lahartara, Sakshi Mehrotra

2nd - India, Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls' Public School, Shursti Karnik

2nd- India, Sai International School, Shaurya Saawarn

3rd - Kenya, Brookhouse, Zawardi Teyie

 Extempore (6-8)

 1st - South Africa, St. Stithians Girls' College, Nemiya Chipoma

1st - South Africa, Penryn College, Stephen Seth Taylor

2nd - India, Rajagiri Public School, Kalamassery, Joan Liz Joe

2nd - India, Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls' Public School, Adwitiya Saxena

3rd - India, St Mary's School, Waverly, Bement Worku

3rd - India, SAI International School, Tarun Tapan Bhuiyan

 Argumentative Debate (9-12)

 1st For - India, Pinegrove School, District Solan,  Jessica Wadhwa

2nd For- Pakistan, Cadet College Hasanabdal, Muhammad Farazdaq Mirza

3rd For - India, SAI International School, Ahana Amlan Sahoo

1st Against- India, DAV Public School, Pokhariput, Manasha Baral

2nd Against - India, Rajagiri Public School, Kalamassery, Meghana Fessy

3rd Against - Kenya, Brookhouse, Olivia Gichanga

 Turncoat (9-12)

 1st - India, DAV Public School, Pokhariput, Bipasha Rajashekharan

2nd - Kenya, BROOKHOUSE, John Kamande

3rd - India, Rajagiri Public School, Tia Philo Kurien

Extempore (9-12)

1st - India, SAI International School, Kriti Garg

2nd - India,LR DAV Pubic School, Rishi Mohapatra

3rd - India, The Sagar School, Dishita Mukerjie

3rd - India, BJM School, Shree Routray

 BEST SCHOOL TEAM - INDIA, DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL, POKHARIPUT

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