"You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic."
Debate is one of the academic activities that give students creative room to express what they feel. The length and breadth of knowledge that they gain through this is simply unparallel.
With the same perspective in view, Bionics Club, School of Biosciences organized an Intra-college debate competition on September 27, 2019. The aim of the competition was to hone public speaking skills of the students and teach them to be articulate while expressing their thoughts and opinions.
The competition was judged by honorable Prof. Subro Sen Gupta, Assistant Professor, School of Management Studies and Dr. Abha Vashistha, Chairperson, School of Biosciences. The speakers from all the courses various spoke eloquently on the topic Plastic: To Ban or Not To Ban?
The participants speaking for both 'for' and 'against' the motion debated enthusiastically. The highlight of the event was the question answer round, as a volley of questions were answered confidently by both the sides, inviting counter questions which were aptly answered by witty and vivacious speakers. All the teams exhibited great oratorical skills. They put in tremendous hard work to showcase their hidden talent. The session was a kaleidoscope of opinions, thoughts, ideas and perspectives that definitely enhanced the knowledge and understanding of the topic among students. Roopal Chauhan and Tanvi Singh of M.Sc. Biotechnology (2018-20) were adjudged as the best speakers and bagged the winning trophy of the competition. Ashish Vats and Shubham Gupta of B.Sc. Biotechnology (2019-22) were the first runner up. Nishu Nagar B.Sc. Biotechnology (2017-20) and Dharana Yadav BBA (2019-22) were the second runner up. The competition revealed many new aspects of dealing with plastic waste. The debate was followed by quiz for audience.
Dr. Abha Vashistha proposed vote of thanks and congratulated each participant for their efforts. The day concluded on a joyous note.