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11 July 2019

All India Frank Anthony Debate Competition

All India Frank Anthony Debate Competition

Vidyashilp Academy hosted 2019 All India Frank Anthony Debate Competition on 11th July. This competition is deemed as the most prestigious Inter-School Annual Debate of the CICSE Council. The topic, 'Effective democracy can only be possible with effective citizenship' initially left everyone in wonderment. Gradually the topic was absorbed, resulting in respectful arguments that were peppered with contemporary examples. Juxtaposing facts and opinions, the rebuttal that followed was a treat to the mind. Yes, a spectrum of ideas emerged.

While all this was happening, our students both from Grade 10 and 12 debated on the same issue in other hosting schools. The topic for Grade 10' Education fosters democracy ' had Siya Jacob winning a tight battle. Rightfully so, she received the Best Speaker Award, while Aditya Padinjat of Grade 12 won the Best SpeakerAward. With political knowledge on his fingertips, this topic was meant for him. Jamie Chacko and Shivam spoke with gusto as well!!


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