The British High Commission in New Delhi organised the Delhi Edition of the Great Britain Debate hosted by Lady Sriram College in India’s capital city New Delhi.
The audience witnessed a high intensity and quality competition among 32 top debating teams from across universities and colleges in Delhi who spoke for and against topics on gender equality and sustainable development. Sri Venkateshwara College was declared as the winner and Ashoka University was adjudged as runners up.
At the event, Hannah Cockburn, Head of Political and Bilateral Affairs, British High Commission said, “This is the fourth consecutive year that we have conducted the Great Britain Debate. We are delighted this time to have been able to increase our nationwide footprint to include debaters from across the country. I am happy to have heard some of the fine voices of the next generation. The youth of India are important constituents of a ‘Living Bridge’ betweenUK and India. I congratulate the winners and urge all of the participants to use the Great Britain Debate as a springboard to go and achieve great things for India.’’
Each element of the prize has been carefully handpicked to enable the winning team’s journey to success through knowledge and education. Winners of the Great Britain Debate will get a Kindle, annual British Council Library membership, ‘HeySuccess’ premium membership. Most importantly they will get an exclusive opportunity to meet and interact with Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG, British High Commissioner to India.
Organised by the British High Commission network in India, the Great Britain Debate competition is one of the biggest since its conception. In its 4th edition, the competition is being held in eight cities – Bhopal, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Dehradun, Jaipur and Patiala.
The debate is being organised in association with Chevening Scholarships.