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4th Dr Rajaram Jaipuria Memorial Inter School Debate held Virtually on 23rd August ’21

4th Dr Rajaram Jaipuria Memorial Inter School Debate held Virtually on 23rd August ’21

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SAJS, Golf City, Lucknow conducted the 4th Dr. Rajaram Memorial Inter-School Debate, and the 2nd one on virtual platform, on 23rd August,2021, with the participation from 8 schools .
The event had 8 teams from 8 different schools- CMS Cambridge International Section, Lucknow, SAJS Kanpur, SAJS Ghaziabad, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya, Jaipur, Study Hall, Lucknow, Seth M.R. Jaipuria, Vineet Khand, Lucknow, DPS Eldeco, Lucknow and the non-competing host school.

The event started on an auspicious note, with an invocation to the Almighty by the lighting of the lamp by the Principal, a short cultural programme which included a prayer song and a dance presented by the students of SAJS . This was followed by short videos introducing the school and its founder – the visionary, late Dr. Rajaram Jaipuria.

The august gathering was addressed by the Chairman, Mr. Shishir Jaipuria, who shared the noble ideals of altruism that the founder Dr. Rajaram Jaipuria had always adhered to, setting a precedent which has been carried forward today as a precious legacy by the institution , followed by a trip down memory lane- with glimpses of the event over the last 4 years, the evolution of the students and teachers through the years.

The event was presided over by an eminent panel of judges, Dr. Tapati Dutta, Assistant Professor from Fort Lewis College, Colorado, USA, Mr. Shashi Bhushan- a multi-faceted pioneer of LGBTQ rights in India, an acclaimed radio-jockey, an educator with the British Council, Ms. Jasmeet Kaur Sahi, a writer, editor and art-worker from Melbourne, Australia, Ms. Saloni Priya , Founder Director of Ummeed Counselling & Consulting , a pioneer in counselling in India, Consultant Training at CCRT, New Delhi. The event was smoothly conducted by Ms. Poornima Santusht from Bengaluru, who was the moderator of the event.

The debate , was formally declared open by the Chairman. The topic was a thought-provoking – ‘The end justifies the means’- which was ably analysed and argued upon with persuasive rhetoric and solid facts by different speakers from 8 teams, each with 2 speakers, speaking for and against the topic. Each speaker had 4 minutes including 1 minute of rebuttal. Holding tenaciously to their positions, each team asked pertinent questions, which were answered with elan by the speakers. The confidence and authority in the speakers was worth noting.

The judgement proved a formidable task. Ms Jasmeet observed how we have to be inclusive in addressing the audience, all teams were commended by the judges for their painstaking efforts, the relevant ‘Paani’ song , a mellifluous dance presentation of ‘ Warsha Mangal’ were presented to celebrate the occasion. The results were announced by the Head Master, Mr. Pankaj Rathore. Priyansh Bhatia of SAJS Kanpur, and Abhinandan Adhikari were adjudged best speakers for and against the motion respectively, the winning team of the day was Study Hall , Lucknow, represented by Zoya Shaikh and Anjaneya Raj Garg. The vote of thanks was given by Ms. Deepika, the coordinator of the event. The online debate concluded on a jubilant note.

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