“MANTHAN – The Grand Debate Challenge” was organized by the Rotaract Club of IMNU on 3rd March 2014. It was an intra-college event where one team comprising of two members was allowed to participate from each class or section.
The participants were supposed to submit a write up before the debate competition. The write up was to be based on a picture floated via e-mail. The picture was that of a child taking polio drops. This write up served as the selection criteria if there were multiple entries from a single section.
There were total six teams that participated in the debate three from MBA-FT first year. Two teams from senior sections of MBA – FT and one from BBA. The topic for the first round was “CSR- A social initiative or marketing strategy”. One team was supposed to speak in favor and the other in opposition. The respected jury consisted of two faculty members from IMNU itself: Prof. Sapna Parashar and Prof. Harismita Trivedi. Top two teams moved to the next round on the basis of score given by the judges.
In the final round the topic for the debate was “Public protest: A medium of putting your point or publicity stunt”. The final round was held between the team of Sakshi Goyal and Sumit Kumar from seniors and the other team from juniors consisting of Surbhit Gupta and Ronit Ogra. After a heated debate the senior team was declared winner while the junior team stood as the runners up.
The event ended with a photo session of participants with the judges.
(Content and Photo Courtesy: Surbhit Gupta)