The Golden Jubilee Inter- University debate was held over two days in the month of August 2011. The preliminary round saw keen participation by students from the various colleges of University of Delhi, Indraprastha University, Jamia Milia Islamia, Amity etc. A total of thirty five speakers from the institutions debated on the topic “War can bring Peace”. The panel of eminent judges- Dr. A. Vimaladithan, Vice President (MGRM), Dr. Sabina Pillai of University of Delhi and Dr. Seema Bathla from J.N.U. had the difficult task of shortlisting the twelve best contestants who were to go on to the final round.
“Mass media is disconnected from mass reality” – the topic for the final round held on 27 August 2011, was hotly debated by the twelve finalists, who also had to reply to the interjections from members of the audience. Dr. Hema Raghavan Ex –Principal Gargi College and Ex- Dean, Students Welfare (Delhi University), D. Kuldip Singh, plastic Surgeon from Apollo Hospital and eminent educationist, D. Jayashree, were the judges on this occasion. Though all twelve participants argued their point very convincingly, Sneha of SRCC was chosen best speaker of the day, while Deepshika Malhotra of Institute of Home Economics and Utsav Shukla of Dayal Singh College were first and second runners up, respectively. Mehak Khan of Institute of Home Economics received the prize for best interjector.
The Inter- University debate provided an opportunity for the staff and students to launch the celebrations for the Golden Jubilee year with full fanfare. The eager participation and the high level of the competition ensured that the event was a great success.