Rotary club of New Panvel organized an Inter-Collegiate Debate Competition for Navi Mumbai students on the occasion of Hindi Divas i.e. September 28, 2018 at Y. M. T College of Management, Institutional area, Kharghar. The topic for the debate was “Adhunik Shikshya Pranali Yuvawarg Kobhartiya Sanskriti Se Durr Le Ja Rahi Hai”.
There were 15 teams of debaters from various colleges of the city. Each team consisted of two members (FOR & AGAINST). A slot of 7 minutes (6 minutes+1 minute) was allotted to each member. The jury team comprised of Dr. Pradeep Singh (HOD Sathaye college, Mumbai), Mr. Dayanand Bhubal (Kirti college, Dadar), Mrs. Pratishtha Bhavsa (Retd. Hindi Prof, APJ, Kharghar) and other dignitaries and directors from the campus were present for the event.
Out of the 15 teams from various colleges from Navi Mumbai, one teams consisted of Rijay Sharma and Sanskar Singh from the first year hospitality studies representing D. Y. Patil School of Hospitality and Tourism studies for the competition. Students showed enthusiasm towards representing the college for the competition and prepared for the topic in a very short span. Out of six student, two students were shortlisted by the cultural head Chef. Priya Padave and guided by Prof. Poonam Bajaj. Both the participants were very well prepared and explained their views very strongly to the crowd.
The arrangements for the debate competition were well arranged, hospitality of the participants as well as the guest was well taken care of. All the participants were given participation certificates as well as travelling allowance. Overall, the competition was well planned and conceptualized for all the participants & the audience.
'Education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.' - Albert Einstein