The Department of English in its endeavour to inculcate the oratory, literary, linguistic and argumentative skills among the students conducts a lot of activities, debate being one of them. It acts as a catalyst for the healthy discourse over prevailing situations and matters. It also provides a platform for the participants to compete and test their debating prowess and allows for the freedom of opinions and the collective growth of an idea. In the present scenario when the whole world is striving hard to overcome the pandemic , an additional motive was to shift their attention , involve them into something productive and to take them for an intellectual venture.
Keeping up the trend , a Virtual Debate was organized by the
Department with an equal participation by the Debate Club
Volunteers through google meet conference on August 10,
2020 between 5:00pm – 6:30pm. The Topic of the debate was Backward classes Reservation – a blessing in disguise. The debate was Moderated by Arshan Khusheed, a student of class 12th and was conducted in two rounds – The Opening statement and the Rebuttal Round . All the participants showcased exemplary oratory and argumentative skills in the first round while the rebuttal round included heated arguments and counter arguments. The debaters were fervent in their efforts and each one of them Portrayed dedication and persistence . The debate was Judged by Mrs Sartaj Kousar , Ms Nusrat Jeelani and Mr Vijay from the Department of English. The first position was secured by Ibrahim Salaria of class 12th ,the second position was held by Rimsha Sheikh of class 11th while the third position was attained by Numa Javaid of class 11th respectively.
The Principal , Ms Shobhna Sirohi appreciated and congratulated the students for their remarkable talent and efforts. She praised the Moderator Arshan Khusheed of class 12 for his unparalleled skills and further stressed the need of such activities to build confidence , determination and will power.
The Event concluded with the presentation of certificates to the participants and a vote of thanks by the HOD English, Ms Sadaf Khan.