Debating is a stylized form of expression that is gradually fading away from our educational institutions, with the image of the debater being tarnished by political frivolity in the guise of parliamentary democracy. Yet, debates are great fun, both for participants.
With an aim to resurrecting debating as a focused means of communication with the sole objective of making one’s point and also with the intention of popularizing this special skill, two doctors, Kunal Sarkar and Sandip Chatterjee, along with a historian-journalist, Pradeep Gooptu, launched the Calcutta Debating Circle in 2011. CDC organizes and supports debates across the city and the region round the year.
Calcutta Debating Circle organized “Student Confluence 2017″ at Victoria Memorial Hall (Eastern Quadrangle). The Student Confluence witnessed the presence of Dr. Kunal Sarkar, Dr. Sandip Chatterjee, Mr. Pradeep Gooptu, Mr. Shankar Ramalingam, Ms. Swati Gautam, Mr Raju Raman, Mr Jayanta Sengupta. Mr. Chandra Shekhar Ghosh (MD, Bandhan Bank), Artist Shuvaprasanna Bhattacharya and Mr. Chandril Bhattacharya Bengali Columnist, Lyricist, Poet, Singer were also present there. The Newtown School, The Heritage School, DPS Newtown, DPS Ruby Park, Sushila Birla Girl’s School, St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Techno India Group Public School, St. Joseph’s College, The Cambridge School, Andra Association, Silver Point, DAV Public School, St. John’s Diocesan, Saifee School, Aryakanya Mahavidyalaya, Anjuman Mufidul Islam, AJB School, International Schools –Boston College from US, Model Westminster UK, NPS International School Singapore and Mayo College Ajmer was participated in the Open House.
Photograph by- Koyel Paul Sinha