In a quest to foster critical thinking and articulate communication skills, a vibrant and thought-provoking debate competition was organized at PPSCIS for students of grades VI-XII. The competition featured two engaging topics that ignited intellectual fires within our young debaters.
Grade VI-VII: “Is Social Media making us less social?”
The younger minds of grades VI-VII took center stage to engage in a pertinent debate on the impact of social media on our sociability. The teams from Kohinoor and Hope Houses faced off, delivering compelling arguments and counterarguments.
Dhanishta from (Kohinoor) and Hridansh (Hope) showcased their skills, making thought-provoking points that kept the audience in rapt attention. The competition was fierce as they clashed in a battle of ideas, exemplifying the essence of a spirited debate.
In the second face-off, Sancy and Millennium houses brought forth their debaters, with Bharat (Millennium) and Vedanshi (Sancy) leading the discourse. Their eloquence and conviction added a layer of depth to the debate, ensuring the topic was thoroughly explored.
Grade IX-XII: “The Israel-Palestine Conflict”
For the senior students in grades IX-XII, the subject of the Israel-Palestine conflict was at the heart of their debate. This intricate and highly topical issue was debated with fervor and dedication.
Kohinoor and Millennium houses took the stage for a heated discussion. Tanish and Mohammed (Millennium) set the stage ablaze with their passionate arguments, and Gargi and Jihan (Kohinoor) offered insightful perspectives on the subject.
However, the fiercest exchange occurred when Sancy and Hope Houses confronted each other on the issue. Sujal and Rahi (Hope) passionately supported the Palestinian perspective, while Tejal and her team (Sancy) staunchly advocated for Israel. This debate was a true showcase of the depth of understanding and empathy the students had developed for a complex international issue.
The debate competition served as a platform for students to not only express their opinions but also to hone their skills in critical thinking, public speaking, and argumentation. The competition was a testament to the dedication and hard work of both the participants and their mentors.
The enthusiasm, intellectual rigor, and oratory excellence displayed by all the participants made the event a resounding success. The audience was left with much to contemplate, having witnessed the blossoming of young minds engaged in thoughtful and persuasive discourse.