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Haryana, Maharashtra schools win Indian Debating League 2023

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Indian Debating League (IDL) 3.0 that brought together 450 schools across 25 States and Union Territories across the country successfully concluded on Nov 30 with Team Haryana (comprising Pathways School- Gurgaon, Heritage Xperiential International School -Gurgaon, Dhirubhai Ambani International School-Mumbai, Bombay Scottish School- Mumbai, The Shri Ram School-Moulsari, Delhi Public School-Indirapuram, Bhavan Vidyalaya-Panchkula)  winning the coveted title in the senior category at its Finale held at IIT Delhi.  Team Maharashtra won the middle school category and Team Haryana stood first in the Junior school category.  A distinguished panel of Judges from IIT DebSoc judged the electrifying display of oratory skills by contestants from 3rd to 12th grades, engaging with the theme The Odyssey of India- Ancient India to AI Led India, rethinking culture and reclaiming our heritage.  IDL, Indian franchise of AugLi Future Academy (AugLi.ai) is a unique format modelled on the IPL.

This event has not only showcased the remarkable talent of young debaters but also underscored the importance of exploring our cultural roots across the Eras and reclaiming our heritage. The event promised a dynamic exchange of ideas.

Amit Baveja, MD, Burlington English India said, “As an extension to our commitment towards the New Education Policy 2023 that strongly emphasizes developing oral, written, and digital communication skills, to enable effective expression of ideas and collaboration among students, we align seamlessly with the spirit of this competition. We believe that through platforms like IDL, we are not just shaping skilled debaters but contributing to the development of articulate leaders for tomorrow.” Burlington English and Indian Debating League (IDL) hosted the finals of the Indian Debating League at IIT Delhi.

Rajnish Kumar, co-author of “The Power and Curiosity” and COO, National e-Governance Division, Digital India Corporation said “Curiosity and the art of debate are two powerful forces that drive intellectual exploration and foster a deeper understanding of the world around us. These interconnected aspects of learning not only stimulate critical thinking but also ignite a passion for knowledge and discovery. When combined with the art of debate, curiosity becomes even more potent. Debates like this can empower individuals to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and active participants in shaping a more informed and inclusive society.

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