Annual twin contest: Contrabol and Pragyaan organized on 20 September

24 September 2018

[S.L.I.N.G] the student body of RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University hosted its Annual Twin-Contest Contrabol (Inter-Collegiate Debate Competition) & Pragyaan (Inter-Collegiate Quiz Contest) powered by Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Associate Sponsor Baker Street and BaliKa on the 20th September 2018.

The event saw the participation of around 80 students from various prestigious colleges in and around Delhi-NCR and also Dehradun. Students from Sri Aurobindo College, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Symbiosis Law School, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, LLYOD Law College, Satyawati College, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University participated with full zeal and enthusiasm.

Contrabol was lively with plethora of arguments and counter arguments of well-informed wits, and sharp and crisp words. It was anchored by Diksha Goel, a student of MBA-REUI final year. The esteemed panel of judges included Ms. Khusbhu Gupta, Manager of Global Enterprise Service Quality & Chief Fun Officer, Customer and Employee Experience in Adobe and a Toastmaster’s delegate, and Mr. Nitin Saluja, Policy Programs Manager- Govt & Policies Outreach- India, South and Central Asia, Facebook and an N.S.D. alumnus.

The debate topics ranged from rejoicing decimalization of Section 377, voicing opinions on the need for gender- neutrality for a game like Chess, to why India will not accept foreign aid for the Kerala-flood victim. The debate statement for final round was “An aspiring professional seeks: knowledge/salary/role”. The three finalists’ team gave neck to neck competition to prove their opinions. After a nail biting finish, the results declared were as follows:

  1. Shorya Jain and Jharna from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi emerged as the Best Team as well as the best debater and the runner up debater, respectively. They were awarded a cash prize of Rs.5000/-, a gift hamper by Baker Street and merit certificates.
  2. Shorya Jain, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, won the Best Speaker and was awarded a cash prize of Rs.1500/- with a Baker Street hamper and merit certificate.
  3. Jharna, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, was adjudged the Best Speaker – Runners, and won a cash prize of Rs 1000/-, a Baker Street hamper and merit certificate.
  4. Torsha Datta Choudhuri from RICS SBE was declared the Best Rebuttler and was awarded a cash prize of Rs 1000/-, a Baker Street hamper and merit certificate.
  5. Alexandra Charlotte Philip from RICS-SBE was awarded the Most Promising Debater, a special title from the judge, Mr. Nitin Saluja. It was cash prize of Rs.2000/- for the Debater who showed potential as a speaker. This surprise prize has inspired everybody to be more participative as they could be rewarded for their effort by any discerning judge!

, our Annual Quiz contest saw over 15 teams from Delhi NCR and RICS SBE. The teams participated with great enthusiasm and the event was made more interesting by the Quiz Master, Prof. Tushar Jindal’s witticisms. The questions put forth to the teams were intriguing, exciting and made the audience go ‘Aah!’ and clap when the teams answered correctly.

The audience also got a chance to participate every time the teams passed a chance to answer. Every round was a mixed bag with questions from history, sports, science, technology, business, entertainment and current affairs. The final round, gave the teams a chance to catch up with leaders and put-up a tough fight.  Niket Gehlawat and Sayan Ghosh from Symbiosis Law School bagged the first prize followed by Gyanabrata Lahkar and Mayukh Chowdhury from Amity School of Engineering and Technology.

The winning teams and individuals were awarded with cash prizes, trophies, hampers and certificates. The event ended with words of wisdom by Prof. Anindita Sarkar, [S.L.I.N.G] Moderator where she congratulated the winners and appreciated the efforts of the School. She further added that such oratorical competitions go a long way in grooming the personality and enhancing the confidence of emerging professionals.

The event ended on a rhythmic note where the [S.L.I.N.G] Vocalist club performed a small melody.

This news is written by Megha Pandey (MBA CPM 2018-20) & Diksha Goel (MBA REUI 2017-19)