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Programme in Development Management

Manthan: Debate

The Manthan team event was conducted at Yamuna hall at Tata-Dhan Academy on 11 August 2012. The event was conducted in three stages (preliminary, semi-final, and final). From the preliminary round, four teams were selected; for the semi-final round, the teams from TSM and TCE qualified. The panel of judges comprised Mr. Madhan Kumar, Mr. Rajan, and Mr. Poonu Swami (NIC).

During the event, many perspectives and arguments were shared by the participants. The level of public concern on the issues was highlighted, and the views shared by the participants showed the concern that youth had about current issues in India. In every round, the competition was very tight, and the discussions were able to present different sides of the issue.

Six teams from five colleges participated inthe debate. The debate for the final round between TCE and TSM was “Is education system geared for making richness or building good citizens?” Both teams raised lots of points with relevant examples. They discussed about Anna Hazare and Narayanmurthy, and at the same time pointed out corruption and fights among educated people.

All in all, this was a good experience, not just for the participants, but for the audience too.

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