Rotary Club of Delhi Garden City

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Annual Inter-School Extempore Debate

Since 2010, the Rotary Club of Delhi Garden City has conducted an Annual Inter-School Debate. The debate's primary objective is to promote discussion and awareness amongst the youth on social and cultural issues faced by society today.

Initially conceived to bring the best debating talent amongst the Interact Clubs in local schools together, the event has since been expanded to include the leading schools of Delhi/NCR - 22 schools participated in this competition in 2014. The debate is organized together with our KHMS Interact Club.

 Year Winners Runners UpSemi FInalists
2020 Dubai College, DubaiSishya School, Chennai
Step by Step, Noida &
Mahindra United World College,
2019DPS International, SaketStep By Step, Noida
Tagore International,
Vasant Vihar
Bal Bharati,
Ganga Ram Hospital Marg
2018 The Shri Ram School, Aravali Pathways World School, Aravali
 Modern School
Vasant Vihar & Barakhamba
2017 Modern, BarakhambaStep By Step, Noida
2016Shri Ram, MoulsariStep By Step, Noida
Convent of Jesus & Mary
Modern, Barakhamba
 Modern, Barakhamba
 Step By Step, Noida
 Convent of Jesus & Mary
DAV, Gurgaon
 2014DAV, Gurgaon  Modern, Barakhamba
 DPS, R.K. Puram
DPS, Gurgaon
2013  DAV, Gurgaon -
 2012DAV, Vasant Kunj  -
 2011Apeejay, Sheik Sarai Montfort, Ashok Vihar - 
Montfort, Ashok Vihar -

The format for the debate consists of:

  • Teams of two speakers (speaking for & against the motion) from two schools face off against each other
  • Winning team from each debating round advances to the next round
  • Topics given to speakers a few minutes before the debate

The winning team and the best individual speakers receive cash prizes and trophies. The initial prize money for the debate has been sponsored by Mr. Umesh Sood since the debates inception in 2010. Sonalika International and Airtel sponsored the 2015 debate, and Tribhovan Das Bhimji Zaveri sponsored the 2014 debate.

In the initial years the debate was hosted by Kulachi Hansraj Model School which hosts our Interact Club. Since 2014, the debate venue has been the India International Center.

Participants at the 10th Annual Inter School Debate at the IIC, 30 July, 2019
Participants at the 9th Annual Inter School Debate at the IIC, 02 August 2018
Participants at the 8th Annual Inter School Debate at the PHD House, August 2017
Participants at the 7th Annual Inter School Debate at the India International Center, August 2016
Winner of the 6th Annual Inter School Debate receiving their trophy from Mr. Yashovardhan Azad, Informtion Commissioner, August 2015
Award ceremony at the 4th Annual Inter School Extempore Debate, November 2013
Participants at the 3rd Annual Inter School Extempore Debate, November 2012
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