From our Staff Correspondent
DIBRUGARH, February 7: The Dibrugarh Chapter of Assam Science Society organized the Dr Nilofar Rahman Saikia Memorial Prize Money Inter–College Debate Competition at Dibrugarh Polytechnique Institution (DPI) at Lahowal on Friday.
The DPI authority extended all support to Assam Science Society for successful completion of the debate competition, held at the institute in memory of Dr Nilofar Rahman Saikia, a faculty member of the Physics department of the DPI.
Thirteen participants from different schools and colleges of the town vied against each other for the coveted award and prize money. The topic of the debate was ‘In the opinion of the house social media is mainly responsible for the moral degradation of today’s youth’. Akankhya Bhattacharjee and Deboshri Bora of Salt Brook School clinched the first and third prizes respectively while Biren Saikia of Dibru College won the second prize.
Professor rayan Uppadhaya of the Assam Medical College and Hospital conducted the debate competition as the speaker while former Vice–Principal of Dibru College, Raju Tamuli, senior Advocate of Dibrugarh Bar, Ashim Dutta and senior jourlist I Ahmed, acted as adjudicators of the debate.
Earlier, president of the Dibrugarh Chapter Assam Science Society, Amulya Kumar Goswami, declared the debate open by lighting a traditiol lamp. The secretary of the society, Professor Ranjit Singh, welcomed all the participants, Science Society members, and the faculty members of the DPI and elder sister of Dr Nilofar Rahman Saikia, Ruksha Rahman Ahmed, who is a senior advocate in Dibrugarh Bar. The DPI authority welcomed the members of the Science Society, adjudicators and speaker of the debate.