The News Junction club of IMNU organised its first event of the season—Vox-Populi on 8th November, 2017 at IMNU. It was a team event and each team consisted of 3 members.
The first round or the ‘Screening Round’ was an online quiz held on 6th November, 2017. It was a 10-minute general quiz and consisted of questions based on general knowledge and current affairs. After the online round, 8 teams were shortlisted for the ‘Debate Round’ which was conducted on 8th November, 2017.
The topics for Round-1 of Debate round were provided to the teams a day in advance. Two teams were given a topic to speak for and against the motion and rebuttal the points mentioned by opposing team. A total of 7 minutes of time was allotted to each team to speak on the motion and rebuttal the points.
Out of the 8 teams, 2 were selected for the final round. As 8th November marked 1-year anniversary of the demonetization, the topic given for the finale was ‘Black Day v/s Anti Black Money day’.
Team MAD emerged as the winners of Vox-Populi 2017 and Team Peace Frog secured the second position after a tie-breaking round of extempore on ‘Recapitalization of Indian banks’. Prof. Diljeetkaur Makhija, Prof. Nisarg Joshi and Dr. Samik Shome judged the debate round and graced the event with their presence.
This article is contributed by Rohit Bhat-
Media Committee, IMNU
Picture Courtesy: Pratikriti- The Photography Club