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Volume 5 | Issue 47 | July 24, 2011 |


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After Class

The Legacy Continues

Naziba Basher
Photos: NDDC

As you follow the history of Notre Dame School and College, you will be sure to see the unique legacies they have passed on since its inception. Along with a lot of other clubs for extra-curricluar activities, the debate club is one that has caught the attention of many. Notre Dame School and College Debate Club once again, organised the debate competition that we all know of and have known for years. As enthusiasm in the competition grows with each year, so does the number of its participants. Every year, all debaters experience the rush of this grand competition as it gets bigger and better. It is exciting not just for the participants but also the spectators. By now, it has become just as important for us to watch as it is to them to participate for the prestigious title and award.

Notre Dame Debating Club arranged the Prime Bank NDDC 23rd National Debate Competition sponsored by Prime Bank Limited.

Once again this year, Notre Dame Debating Club arranged the Prime Bank NDDC 23rd National Debate Competition sponsored by Prime Bank Limited. The competition started on June 13, 2011. This auspicious event was inaugurated by the Assistant Managing Director of Prime Bank Limited. Father R W Timm, renowned scientist and founder of the Notre Dame Debating Club was the special guest of the event. Father Adam S Pereira, moderator of Notre Dame Debating Club was present as the special guest in the inauguration ceremony. Father Benjamin Costa CSC presided over the event.

It all started with the national anthem, followed by the hoisting of the national flag and the club flag. It was a moment of immense respect and pride for the members of the club, the school and all the audience. The chief guest then inaugurated the ceremony. There was a power point presentation on the programme just after that. A festoon with colourful balloons was released into the air in order to declare the competition officially open.

The theme of this year's debate competition is “Divide and Rule.”

Notre Dame Debating Club is the father of debating in Bangladesh. It has been organising national level debate competitions for the last 23 years. This year it is going to be one of the largest debating events in the country. With more than 500 participants from different institutions from all over the country, this event will help create a better future with more logical and confident leaders for our future.

The theme of this year's debate competition is “Divide and Rule.” All the debates are aimed to follow the theme of the competition. There are four categories for this year's competition - Inter Club Bengali Debate, Inter Club English Debate, Inter School English Debate and Wall Magazine Competition.

The event was supported by Notre Dame College. ABC Radio and The Daily Star were the media partners for the competition and the beverage partner for the whole tournament was Nescafe. The inauguration ceremony ended with a workshop on rules and overview of the parliamentary debate format for the participants. While rigorous debating amongst students went on, they took on the finale of the Inter Club Bengali debate and the Public Speaking Competition which took place at the closing ceremony on June 23, 2011.

Once again, Notre Dame School and College begin a hunt for all the hidden talent that can be unleashed from within its participants through this debate competition. The institution can be considered as the pioneer in celebrating the age old art of conquering logic, as the one who had contributed greatly to the debate arena in our country for the past 23 years and will surely go on to doing so in the future. And once again this year, they hope to bring about the best in their students as they go forth to make a name for themselves, their school and their nation.

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