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ONLINE ENGLISH DEBATE COMPETITION (IX - XII)

21-10-2020

The first ever Online English Debate Competition of Indian School Sohar was conducted on Saturday, 17th October, 2020. Thirty- two students of classes IX - XII participated with great zeal and enthusiasm. The objective of the competition was to provide a platform for the participants to compete and test their debating prowess and allow the freedom of opinions. 

The programme commenced with a welcome address by the Principal, Ms. Sanchita Verma, who greeted the virtual audience and participants. She also stated that the Debate was unique as the participants have received the motion three hours before the competition through Mentimeter. The motion chosen for the day was “Movies Are Just For Entertainment”. The teams were well prepared and undoubtedly convinced the audience of their beliefs and views with their righteous facial expressions and voice modulation. The debaters were fervent in their efforts and each one of them portrayed dedication and persistence. 

The Debate speech was judged on the criteria of content, organization and clarity, persuasion and communication skills and the criteria for the Rebuttal were content and relevance.  The participants armed with statistics and data made their arguments more emphatic with right body movements and gestures. The debaters displayed confidence in presenting their arguments before the audience and a panel of eminent Jury. All the participants showcased exemplary oratory and argumentative skills during the three minutes given to each participant for the Debate speech while the rebuttal round of one minute per participant included counter arguments.

The judges heartily congratulated the participants and complimented them for their commendable performance. Ms. Francisca Menezes was the compere of the event. Dr. Subhadra Prabhu, the School Counselor, was the moderator of the debate. It was well coordinated by       Ms. Divya Johari, the Head of English Department, who proposed vote of thanks. She praised the all the participants for their unparalleled skills and further stressed the need of such activities to build confidence, determination and will power. 

The results were declared by the Principal, Ms. Sanchita Verma. She appreciated and congratulated all the participants for their remarkable talent and efforts.

SL.NO

WINNERS

CLASS

POSITION

1

ROHAN SUCHITHRAN & SREE SANKAR PRADEEP

X

Best Team (Team No.14)

2

SANCHITA SWAMI

XI

First

3

SREE SANKAR PRADEEP

X

Second

4

GRIFFY LARAN ARCHE

XII

Third

5

SANCHITA SWAMI

XI

Best Rebuttal

 

The following students were the energetic participants of the competition who made the event a successful one by showcasing their talent and aptitude for debating.

1. Serene Soundarya Richard & Muhammed Sinan Sajid
2. Zeba Mohammad Zakir Hussai & Griffy Laran Arche
3. Ankithaa Sriram & Sannikaa Shetty
4. Mohammed Ayan Mahmood & Krishn Vardhan Singh
5. Mohammad Adil Mahmood & Reeve Prinson Fernandes
6. Pranjal Gupta & Sanchita Swami
7. Hanna Omar & Meghna Jayakumar
8. Nalan Baburaj & Taher Murtaza Joher
9. John Emmanuel & Avaneesh Mahesh Aphale
10. Aman Saji & Zaynah Ashraf
11. Jeet Hirenkumar Dekivadia & Arya Riteshkumar Mirani
12. Madiha Zainab Qazi & Amira Kalam
13. Mythri Jadon & Daggumati Vaishnavi
14. Rohan Suchithran & Sree Sankar Pradeep
15. Aashna Puri & Harinee Senthil
16. Yagnik Saravaiya & Dimpi

 

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