Calcutta Debating Circle organizes “EXHIBITION DEBATE” on the topic of ‘Technology Has Made Teachers Redundant’ at ICCR. The Exhibition Debate, featuring the visiting International Schools along with students from CDC associate Schools and Schools from the vernacular medium.
The Participating Schools were 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 from West Bengal and the International participants were Boston College High School (USA), NPS International School (Singapore), Model Westminster (UK) & Mayo College (Ajmer).
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 and the audience.
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 organises and supports debates across the city and the region round the year.
Schools from West Bengal ( Against of the Topic)
1. Tirtharaj Sengupta (St Xavier’s Collegete)
2. Kamalkoli Majumdar (The Heritage School)
3. Sanchayan Sur (Techno India, Hooghly)
4. Vishakha Binani (New Town School)
5. Kamakshi jaiswal (DPS Newton)
6. Shruti Deb (Sushila Birla)
International Schools (For the Topic)
1. Nicholas Fahy (Boston College)
2. Akriti Gajre (NPS International School )
3. Sachin Meier (Boston College)
4. Tim Lynch (Boston College)
5. Saharsh Bajla (Mayo College Ajmer)
6. Natalia Rowcezenio (Model Westminister UK)
Photograph by-koyel paul sinha