Jamshedpur, April 29: A two-day Zonal ASISC debate and declamation contest was organized at RVS Academy, Mango on Thursday. Students of Class 9 and 10 from different ICSE and ISC schools of the city participated in the program.
On the first day i.e. on April 28, the program commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the chairman of the school Binda Singh. The topic of the debate on the first day for category � I (Std IX and X students) was �Its time laptops replace heavy school bags in Indian Schools.�
The debaters showed their debating skill through the war of words. They were judged by Achla Pathak, a senior English teacher of JPS, Indrani Singh, the principal of ADLS Sunshine School, and Shubra Sarkar, principal of Blue Bells School.
In the declamation contest, the participants impersonated the famous personalities; the judges for the event were Radha Roy Biswas � an educationist Neha Tiwary and Monika Uppal professor of Loyola B.Ed. College.
In the debate competition, Aditya Nath of Loyola School was declared the winner followed by Priyanshu Shikha of KSMS and Omkar Mishra of DBMS English School.
In the declamation contest, Sinchan Mukherjee of Carmel Junior College was first, Shreeti Prabha of Sri Krishna Public School was second, while Debarati Pal of Little Flower School came third.
Best team award in debate was bagged by Carmel Junior College.
Also present at the event was executive committee members Shatrughan Singh and Shakti Singh, the Principal of the school Veena Talwar, the Vice Principal Mitali Roy Choudhury and other dignitaries.