Debating event 'Behes' concludes at Heritage School

JAMMU: The two-day inter-school debate competition Behes concluded at Heritage School today. The event witnessed over 350 students from various schools across Jammu region.

Heritage School collaborated with Behes, a national level organization, to provide an opportunity for Jammu's school students to enhance their public speaking, critical thinking and negotiating skills.

Contestants were divided into two groups- The Lions (age group 14-18 yrs) and the Cubs (age groups 10-13 yrs). Contestants were given topics on the spot and they had to research and present views in a stipulated period of time. The first day speakers battle it out through three rounds. Each round was conducted in a simplified parliamentary format.

The second day started with knock out rounds of debate. The engaged in some heated and spirited arguments. The event was judged by all the adjudicators from the participating schools.

In the Lions category, the champion team and the runner-up team were from Heritage School Jammu. Amongst the Cubs, the champion team was from APS Kaluchak and the runner-up team was from G D Goenka.

In the individual awards category, Vianca from APS Kaluchak was declared as the best speaker amongst the Cubs. Anargaya from K C Public School won the Best Speakers Trophy among the Lions.

In total, 32 teams from the Cubs and 32 teams from the Lions have qualified for the Nationals, which will be held at Presidium School, Gurugram, on 15th and 16th Dec. 2018.

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