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1st Parul Puri Memorial Inter- School Debate Competition

EVENT          : -  1st Parul Puri Memorial Inter- School Debate Competition

DAY, DATE  : - THURSDAY, 21st SEPTEMBER 2017

VENUE          : - AMPHITHEATRE

Lotus Valley International School, Noida, organized its First Parul Puri Memorial Inter- School Debate Competition on Thursday, 21st September,2017, in the loving memory of Late Ms. Parul Puri, one of the founder teachers of the school and In-charge of Classes III to V.

The event was organized on the occasion of her birthday, witnessed participation from 15 schools in and around Noida. Speaking For and Against the motion, the students of Classes IV and V, presented their views on either of the following topics -

  1. If we do not do our duty, our rights should be taken away.’
  2. Social Networking sites have changed the way we live.’

The competition was adjudged by Ms. Ira Pande, a famed writer and editor and Ms. Shruti Singh, a literature major with Masters in Criminology and Justice from TISS Mumbai.

The competition started with introductory speeches of the officials, In- charges Ms. Neerja Rishi (In charge, Classes V and VI) and Ms. Seema Singh (In charge, Classes III and IV) conveyed their regards and hearty thanks to the entire family of Late Ms. Parul Puri who blessed us with their benign presence.

The representatives of the various schools spoke fervently on one of the given issues and came up with their perspective regarding the same. They cited reasons and supported them with suitable examples from real life, to justify their stand. The judges were deeply engrossed in the ideas of the students.

Speaking on the occasion, the judges who were highly impressed by the quality of speeches, commended the School Management and the Principal, Dr Ruchi Seth for designing such innovative topics which are socially relevant.

Vice Principal, Ms. Indu Yadav, gave away the valedictory speech and fondly remembered Ms. Parul Puri, as a woman of substance in true sense. She reiterated that Ms. Parul Puri will forever stay in the heart of every Lotusian. She also said that such a brilliant and memorable event would not have happened without the time, dedication and support of everyone involved. She assured that the school will continue to hold such events in the future also so as to encourage the students and provide them with a platform to display their talent.

The award was instituted by the family members of Ms. Parul Puri, Vice Principal, the two In- charges and the esteemed judges. The names of the winners are as follows-

  1. AVNI SOOD from Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura was awarded the ‘BEST SPEAKER FOR THE MOTION’
  2. PALAK SHARMA from Manav Rachna International School, Noida was awarded the ‘BEST SPEAKER AGAINST THE MOTION’.
  3. VRINDA GROVER from Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura was awarded the ‘BEST INTERJECTOR’
  4. ANKITA NARANG from Lotus Valley International School, Noida was given a ‘SPECIAL MENTION’

The maiden ROLLING TROPHY of ‘THE BEST SCHOOL’ was awarded to Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura.