Dr. DR Singh Memorial British Parliamentary Debate, Season IX
PCTE Group of Institutes in collaboration with Ludhiana Management Association organized the 9th season of Dr. DR Singh Memorial British Parliamentary Debate. British Parliamentary Debate was first pioneered in India in 2008 by PCTE Group of Institutes.
The event started with an inauguration session by Mr. V K Goyal, the Group Executive Director and CEO, SEL Manufacturing Co. Ludhiana followed by an orientation session on British Parliamentary Debate by Ms. Harpreet Kaur Kang Chairperson, Student’s forum Ludhiana Management Association.
About 44 teams from all over the country including IIT- Ropar, NIT – Kurukshetra, ,Delhi Technical University , NIT Hamirpur, RMLNLU- Lucknow , Hansraj college Delhi and many more checked in and participated in the mega literary fest. It is amongst the most prestigious and the most challenging debate tournament in the region, with the cash prize worth Rs.1, 50,000 sponsored by SEL Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd. to be given away to the winners.
Ms. Harpreet Kaur Kang said “It’s a decade that we have been running it, the teams and quality has improved every single year, I think we equally enjoy the challenge of adjudicating them as PCTE faculty. We are encouraging students to debate on everything from economic interpret, geopolitical conflicts to climate changes and it enriches both them and us at the end of this two day marathon”.
Dr. K.N.S Kang, Director General, PCTE said that Debate is a way to foster international understanding, cooperation, free and lively exchange of ideas. It breaks the national, economic, cultural and ethnic boundaries, showcasing views that can be explored in a way that connects rather than divides people. Through these events students learn the art of being self reliant and to develop competitive spirit of winning which helps them in facing the biggest challenges in their professional and personal life.