Debating Matters India


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Debating Matters India is jointly organised by the British Council India and the Institute of Ideas and has successfully completed its second year in India with plans already underway for year three. WORLDbytes volunteers were delighted to be asked to edit this short glimpse of this year’s event. Filmed by Syncline Films PVT Ltd, Debating Matters India 2009/10 is kindly supported by Shell Companies India and The Wellcome Trust. Speaking about the event as a whole, Sir Mark Walport said: “I’ve seen a series of terrific, first class debates here, demonstrating that these are hard working and thoughtful young people”.

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I think it’s a fantastic thing to have. I wish I had something like that when I was at school. Though I notice they are from a public school in India. I wonder if an average Indian school would have any debating activities for students. Debating is important for education, only by looking at a subject in depth, challenging ideas about it and looking at it from various perspectives can you increase your knowledge and ever truly understand it . And through increasing knowledge and understanding it will help to increase development. So I do think it is a fantastic thing to have in India but I wonder how accessible it is for other students and I believe it should be accessible to every school around the world.
By louiseaj08 5 years ago