On December 18, 2023, Kamla Nehru Public School played host to the Jalandhar Sahodaya Inter School English Debate Competition. The focal point of the event was the theme “No To Hate Speech,” with participants exploring the topic: “Is hate speech a manifestation of free expression and a barrier to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16 for promoting peace, justice, and strong institutions?” The distinguished panel of judges included Mr. Saurav Nanda, Founder of SN Mentoring, Mr. Kapil C Aggarwal, and Ms. Poonam, a Soft Skills Trainer at LPU.
A total of 60 students from 30 #jalandharsahodayaschools actively engaged in the debate. The prestigious overall trophy was claimed by Woodland Overseas School in Hoshiarpur. Miss Hridya Sharma from Swami Sant Dass School, Phagwara, secured the 1st Prize, while Miss Niharika from Woodland Overseas School earned the second position. The third position was secured by Miss Navdeep Kaur from Sanskriti KMV School, Jalandhar.
Ms. P K Dhillon, Principal (Administration & Innovation), and Dr. Charu Chhabra, Principal (Academics), extended their heartfelt congratulations to the winning team. Ms. Dhillon shared that the school has initiated the International Collaborative Project “RiseUp4Peace,” and this debate was an integral part of the initiative. The event not only showcased the students’ debating skills but also contributed to the broader goal of fostering a culture of peace, justice, and strong institutions through constructive dialogue.
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