H.P LOHIA DEBATE COMPETITION
The reputed H.P Lohia debate was held on Thursday 1st August in Gyan Manch. I, Akash Sarkar XI A and Anurag Chowdhuri XI B participated in the event from our school.
The competition was hosted by Abhinav Bharti High School. A week before the competition the topics were given. Initially, we were given three topics to prepare. Our teacher Mekhla ma’am helped me a lot with the content. Anurag had been the most cooperative and fun debating partner too. The practice sessions were mostly all about brainstorming, noting down points, discussing and ultimately creating stronger arguments. Our Principal ma’am had been very supportive too.
On the day of the competition, our school was given the topic ‘What India thinks today Bengal thinks tomorrow’ through a lottery system. A total number of fifteen schools with two speakers from each school participated in the competition. All the speakers came up with very different arguments and each speech seemed to add a new dimension to the debate. Every speech was followed by a rebuttal session. The entire day was enriching and even though we could not win any prize, we were motivated to continue debating and researching on various topics.