Chakravyuh was organised by Karwaan – the Public Speaking Club of IMNU on 23rd-24th October, 2018. The event had 8 teams coming from 7 institutes of Nirma University: IMNU, IPNU, ILNU, ITNU, ICNU, IAPNU and ISNU.
There was a 5-member team from every institute. However, on winning the social media round, a second team from IAPNU also got a chance to be a part of the competition as a wild card entrant.
The event was a 3-round process, held within a span of 2 days. There was no elimination, and scoring was done based on the members’ performances in the overall event, with only 3 members participating in each round.
First was the Election round, where participants from each team passionately spoke about their Institute, and why it was better than all the other institutes which form a part of the University. They even shared some of the experiences they had at their institutes. The time allotted to each team was around 5-8 minutes.
The second round, called ‘Turn Coat’ portrayed an out-of-the-box concept, where the team members had to switch between speaking for and against the same topic, as and when the judges asked them to do so. The teams kept the audience gripped, giving them different perspectives on the topic assigned to them by stating facts, or even reciting stories.
The final round on Day 2, was the Panel Interview. In this round, two members of the team spoke about the topic, and a member from each of the other teams asked a relevant question. Judging was done based on the speaking content, the questions asked, as well as on how the questions were answered.
After a good two days of this public speaking competition, the team from ILNU emerged as the winners, followed by the teams from IAPNU and IMNU as first and second runners up respectively.
This article is contributed by Mriganka Sarin–
Picture Courtesy: Pratikriti- The Photography Club