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Voice-Debating Society


2017-2018
 
Voices, The Debating Society of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College trains the students over a huge spectrum of topics which include politics, education, feminism, prison system, international relations etc. and for this purpose invited Krishtijeet Das, a well-known and accomplished debater of the circuit. Pratyosh Gogoi, an alumnus of our college also conducted a few training sessions. The achievements of the students are:
Aarushi Mahajan of B.Sc. Life Science III year
  • Invited Core Judge at Amity Law School Induction Parliamentary Debate
  • Adjudicated Semi-finals at IIT Delhi Freshers Parliamentary Debate
  • Adjudicated Finals at KMC Freshers Parliamentary Debate
  • Second Best Adjudicator at Symbiosis Law School Parliamentary Debate
  • Best Speaker at Rajdhani College Turncoat Debate
  • Best Opposition Speaker at Laxmibai College Conventional Debate
  • Second Best Team Award at JMI Debate Competition (Team Member)
  • Best Interjector at DRC English Debate Competition
Harshit Malhotra of B.M.S III year
  • Best Speaker at Expanze DDUC Extempore Debate
  • Third Best Team Award at VIPS Conventional Debate
  • Adjudicated Quarter-finals at IIT Delhi Parliamentary Debate
  • Best Team Award at JMC Matharena Conventional Debate
  • Second Best Speaker at Gargi College Turncoat Competition
Prateek Jain, B.M.S I year
  • Adjudicated Quarter-finals at LHMC Parliamentary Debate
  • Adjudicated Quarter-finals at Symbiosis Law School Parliamentary Debate
Jagrit Sethi, B.M.S. I year 
  • Adjudicated Quarter-finals at LHMC Parliamentary Debate
January 15-17, 2018: The 4th edition of the annual Intra-College Parliamentary Debate was organised in which the team comprising of Aarushi Mahajan (B.Sc. Life Science 3rd Year) and Harshit Malhotra (BMS 2nd Year) were crowned winners and Prateek Jain (BMS 1st year) was awarded the best adjudicator award. Runners up were Aman Deep, B.Sc. Physical Science II year and Neha Walia, B.A. II year.
 
 
2016-2017
 
The activities of the society were initiated this year on September 26, 2016 with Conventional Debate Competition in collaboration with Oriental Bank of Commerce titled ―People and not leaders are responsible for corruption in India‖. The society organized its second Annual Inter College 2-on-2 Parliamentary Debate with interrogation in Asian Parliamentary Format during March 17-19, 2017. The students from universities all over the country participated in it. It was a three days event which comprised preliminary rounds with motions revolving around themes such as Education, Law, Politics, Feminism, International Relations etc. The Core Judges for the tournament were legendary debaters of the circuit who had earlier won various prizes in the World University Debating Championship.All the teams competed for three days for the winners and runners up trophy showcasing brilliant debates while all the competitive adjudicators competed for the Best Judge and the Second Best Judge Prize.
The students not only participated and organized debates in house but brought the appreciations by winning Annual Debates of institutionsaffiliated to different Universities also.The exemplary performers of the society for this year are:

Aarushi Mahajan 2nd Year B.Sc Life Science

  • 2nd Best Adjudicator , Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce Freshers‘ Parliamentary Debate 2016
  • Adjudicator, quarter finals at Indraprastha College for WomenFreshers‘ Parliamentary Debate 2016
  • Adjudicator, Semi finals, Delhi Technological University Parliamentary Debate 2017
  • Adjudicator, Semi finals, Symbiosis Law School Parliamentary Debate 2017
  • Adjudicator, Quarter finals, Amity Parliamentary Debate 2017
Randhir Chowdhary:
  • Adjudicator, finals, BITS Pilani Freshers Parliamentary Debate 2016
  • 2nd Best Adjudicator, Khalsa Parliamentary Debate 2017

Harshit Malhotra BMS 1st Year:

  • Adjudicator, Quarter finals at Ghanshyam Singh Memorial Parliamentary Debate 2017
  • Best adjudicator at Narsee Munjee Parliamentary Debate 2017
  • Adjudicator, Semifinals NSIT Parliamentary Debate 2017

Tanushree Bsc Mathematical Sciences1st Year: Got Consolation prize in 28th DAE Essay competitionStage 2- Oral Presentation Mumbai.
Tanisha Jain BMS 2nd Year was declared Best Speaker, Lady Hardinge Medical College Annual Conventional Debate 2016
Pranav Nahal BMS 3rd Year:Adjudicator, Quarterfinals NSIT Parliamentary Debate 2017
Vartika Singh :3rd Best Adjudicator, Khalsa Parliamentary Debate 2017

2015-2016
 
The activities of the society were initiated this year in the month of August with an intra-college“Just a Minute” competition followed by a group discussion to select new members from a pool of sixty students. In September,Mr. Shaurya Upadhyaya, one of the key members of Dias (an organization for providing training for Debates)  interacted with the students and entailed an introduction to Parliamentary Debating, the techniques of argument building and an insight into adjudication. 
 
Voices organizedthe Conventional Debate Competition in collaboration with Oriental Bank of Commerce titled “Whether or not the multinational companies are liable for human rights abuses in their supply chain?”in October,2015.
The society initiated the annual Inter College Parliamentary Debate in this academic session. The debaters deliberated on diverse motions ranging from Politics to Media. Sixteen teams across Universities and ten adjudicators participated in the three day event held in April, 2016. The Core Adjudicator for the event was a renowned debater Vipul Nanda from ELI Research India Limited.
 
The students brought the appreciations by winning Annual Debates of institutionsaffiliated to different Universities.The exemplary performers of the society are: 
Poorva Gupta (BMS Ist Year) - Winner Motilal Turncoat Debate; Winner Hindu Conventional Debate and First Runner-up, Laxmibai Conventional Debate.  
Shriya Kakkar (BMS Ist Year) - Winner Hannah Sen Memorial Conventional Debate; Winner Lady Irwin College. 
Aarushi Mahajan (B.Sc Life Sciences IInd Year) - Winner USLLS Turncoat Debate; First Runner-up (team) at CBS-JIMS Conventional Debate and 2ndPrize Team in USLLS Conventional Debate. 
Payal Madan (BMS Ist Year) and Pranav Nahal (BBS IInd Year) - First Runner-up (team) at CBS-JIMS Conventional Debate. 
Sanjana Saxena (BBS IInd Year), an all-rounder performer won 10 prizes in different events like case study, mock stock, paper presentation etc. apart from being a good debater..
  • 1st Position in  Wolf of Dalal Street, NSIT
  • 1st Position in Financial Case Study, NSIT  ; 
  • 2nd Position in, Hans Raj College 
  • 3rd Position in Case Study Competition:  Consulting Knights, DTU.
  • 1st Position in Paper Presentation at Ramjas College, 
  • 1st Position in Paper Presentation Maitreyi College, 
  • 1st Position in Paper Presentation SGGSCC  
  • 1st Position in Paper Presentation ARSD
  • best interjector at SGGSCC, DU.
  • 1st Position, Paper Presentation, Kalrav, DDUC 
 
2014-2015
 
The Debating Society, DDUC strives to give platform to students who can speak out, empowering the art of public speaking and oratory. Under the convenorship of Dr. Yogeita S. Mehra, and members Dr. Pramesh Ratnakar and Dr. Deepak Jain and valuable support and encouragement from our Principal, the council, including Pratyosh Gogoi, Tanya Goel, Isha Malik, Krati Khandelwal and Yatin Malhotra took up the core functioning of the society this session.
 
Voices started its year with the first edition of On That Point, the Annual Intra-College Parliamentary Debate Tournament. Six teams of the society participated in the tournament that followed the 3-on-3 Asians Debating Format and was held from 6th to 8th of January, 2015. The team Alpha-Q comprising Tanya Goel, Raghav Manchanda and Madhav Bhushan emerged champions while Pratyosh Gogoi was the Best Adjudicator.
 
The society conducted its Annual Fresher’s Conventional Debate and Trials on 13th and 14th of August, 2014. With the participation of 76 students, the debate was extremely fruitful and had to be extended to two days. 
 
Voices continued its tradition of, the Annual Intra-College Parliamentary Debate Tournament with On That Point 2.0, with its second edition. Eight (8) teams of the society participated in the tournament that followed the 2-on-2 Australian Debating Format and was held from 15th to 17th of December, 2014.The co-ordinator of the tournament was Yatin Malhotra.The team comprising Esha Sugla and Khushali Agarwal emerged champions while Yatin Malhotra was the Best Adjudicator. The society held its annual debating festival on 18th February, 2015 for the first time this year, moving ahead of the Annual Inter-College Conventional Debate. The festival comprised two different forms of debating: LAFZ- The Conventional; and PAKSH- The Turncoat and saw a footfall of over 70 debaters from over 25 different institutions of Delhi-NCR region. While Deshbandhu College ran away with the Best Team Award in Lafz, NSIT bagged the First Prize in Paksh.
 
The society also participated in various competitions including both conventional and parliamentary forms of debating and came back with laurels for the college on many occasions. The following are to name a few:
Janki Devi Memorial College’s Conventional: Vaishali Tiwari and Aman Jhingon- 2nd Best Team
  • Aman Jhingon- Best Interjector.
  • Kamla Nehru College’s Conventional: Aman Jhingon and Kapil Bhagel- Best Team Award
  • Aman Jhingon- Best Speaker.
  • Annual Shivaji Bhonsle Conventional Debate Competition : Samridhi Khare and Kapil Bhagel- 2nd Best Team