Indraprastha College for Women

IPCW organises 2nd Freshers’ Parliamentary Debate Tournament

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In a three day event held on 24th, 26th and 27th of October, IP College’s English debating society ‘Samvaad’ successfully organised its second Freshers’ Parliamenatry Debate Tournament. Involving participation from almost all of DU, the event began with 40 teams and 60 adjudicators for the debating rounds.

The teams got the expert judgement of a very prolific and respected adjudicators’ core, consisting of Vardhan Arora (former KMC student), Rijul Kataria (former Hindu student) and Vibhor Mathur (Hindu College student). The 3 on 3 Asian Parliamentary Debating style was followed throughout the event. Beginning with 5 preliminary rounds and some break rounds, 8 teams proceeded to the next round. The teams were exposed to interesting motions based on various randomly selected themes of politics, sports, education and so on.

The finale saw Ramjas College and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies fighting it out for the coveted title on the motion “This house believes that the LGBT community should form a political party”. Shaheed Sukhdev College proudly took home the winners award. The best adjudicator award was given to Shaurya from Kirori Mal College, while the second best was a tie between Srishti Vasudeva also from Kirori Mal College and Anandeshwari of IP College.

The event proved to be a good learning experience for all students and set the tone for upcoming debates in the next season.

Pursuing Economics Hons. from Indraprastha College for Women, Ayesha is a creative person to the core. With a mind that is like a cauldron brimming full of ideas, she has a suggestion on almost everything, and an affinity for Psychology. A movie buff, who loves to explore places, she finds solace in the company of good friends, who mostly find her lurking in the English Fiction section of the library. Possessing a strong and powerful voice, she has been an orator all her life. She believes in the Gandhian ideology of "Whatever you do in life is insignificant, but it is very important that you do it, because nobody else will." Getting published recently has inspired her to give her writing some deeper thoughts.

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