Notre Dame Walks Away with Top Places in Debate Competition

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Patna: Students from nearly a dozen schools of Patna participated in a debate on the issue of pollution held at the St. Michael's High School jointly sponsored by the Tarumitra, a student organization dedicated to promote awareness about various ecological issues.

Besides the host school, other schools that participated in the debate contest included Notre Dame Academy Loyola High School, Mount Carmel High School, Tribhuvan School, Trinity Global School, St. Dominic Savio's High School, R P S Residential Public School, Radiant International School, and both ICSE and CBSE wings of the International School.

While Aditi Abhijeet of Notre Dame Academy was declared the best speaker, her schoolmate Neha Verma won the second-place award. St. Michael's Vatsala Pandey was adjudged the second runner-up.

Students participating in debate on pollution.

The debate was divided into two sessions – the first session highlighting the problem of pollution and the second session focusing on solutions to reduce pollution.

Students had six minutes to present their argument.

The Green School Award was given to Loyola High School.

Ashok Ghosh, Bihar State Pollution Control Board Chairman was the chief guest at the function while Rossy Alexandra Henriquez Reyes of Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural University in Honduras was the special guest.

Tarumitra founder Father Robert Athickal, Notre Dame teacher Abha Chowdhary, and St. Michael's teacher Amita Jha constituted the judges panel.

The contestants, teachers and guests later formed a human chain against pollution in Digha area.

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