GUWAHATI, Nov 2: With the participation of some of the most promising debaters and singing stars representing some of the leading schools across the State, the 5th editions of RR Das memorial state-level inter-school debate and singing competition came to an end in the Brahmaputra Auditorium of NPS Intertiol School here on Wednesday.
School students hailing from places like Majuli, Diphu, Lumding, Jorhat, Digboi, Goalpara etc., took part in the state-level inter-school debate competition, the topic of which was on the Indo-Pak relation, bilateral ties between both the countries and the possible impact of war.
The high standard of the debating and philosophical skills of the competitors turned the venue into just like a war room. Parents, teachers, students and the participants wholeheartedly participated in the debate and vehemently spoke for both in favour and against the motion.
Some of the participants have also expressed serious concern over the issue and stressed on the need for continuation of bilateral dialogues between both the countries instead of war. Advocating for the strengthening of bilateral ties between both the countries, some of the debaters raised the question on the credibility of Pakistan government and raised question, “If India starts dialogue with Pakistan then with whom Modi Government will talk? There are three/four parallel governments are running the show in Pakistan, i.e., the so-called democratically elected Pakistan government, the Army Chief, the ISI and off course the terrorists.”
Some say, if war broke out, the GDP growth of India will fall to 3% instead of the estimated GDP growth of 7.56% in 2015-16.
Army School, rengi won the Best Team title while NPS Intertiol School, Guwahati won the Runners Up trophy of the event. Vaibhavi Sharma Pathak of APS rengi won the Best Speaker Award (for the Motion) while Debashish Reang of NPS Intertiol School, Guwahati also secured the Best Speaker Award (Against the Motion). The 2nd Best Speaker Awards were won by Jahbi Goswami of St. Clare’s Convent High School (For the Motion) and Biplob Kumar Das of Modern English School (Against the Motion).
The Promising Debaters Awards were given to Nikita Chakraborty, South Point School; Hirokjyoti Talukdar, Sainik School, Goalpara; Madhupur De, DPS, Digboi and Rupam Das, Royal Global School.
Senior Jourlists Sushanta Talukdar, Rahul Karmakar and Associate Professor of Pandu College Dr Binita Tamuli Barman were the judges of the event.
In the Inter-School Solo Singing Competition, representatives from DPS, Guwahati secured the first position while NPS Intertiol School, Guwahati and Don Bosco, Panbazar secure second and third prizes respectively.