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DPS-MIS Debaters Attend Online Workshops

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Debaters from DPS- Modern Indian School (DPS-MIS) attended a number of online workshops organized by QatarDebate as part of the Ramadan training series.

Anah Merchant, Drishti Tibrewal, Vaidehi Rogiye, Geetika Yalamanchilli, Antara Alurkar, Manjushree Magesh, Asin Ashraf, Ishita Golash and Sharvi Patwardhan attended a workshop on “Social Justice in the South” with their trainer Jaya Majumder via Zoom.
Resource person Pragyan Acharya from Nepal briefed participants on developments in social justice in South Asia, especially India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. He explained the colonial history, the invocation of the spirit of activism, various demonstrations during the colonial era and the movements of struggle for freedom. There were also references to recent protests continuing in the spirit of securing social justice. Finally, its relevance to the terms debate was discussed.
Anah Merchant, Drishti Tibrewal, Vaidehi Rogiye, Geetika Yalamanchilli, Antara Alurkar, Manjushree Magesh, Asin Ashraf and Ishita Golash – along with their trainer Jaya Majumder attended the workshop on “Debating the environment”.
Resource person Amanda Chan, while introducing participants to the environment and climate change, discussed disparities around the world due to political influence on the environment and shared information on the link between the economy and environment and growing climate activism.
A brief discussion of how the Covid-19 pandemic is reviving the environment provided an opportunity for debaters to share their ideas. The workshop provided debaters with an in-depth understanding of environmental issues and provided them with ideas for future debates.
Aryan Dubey, Azhar Jaleel Muhammed, Aritra Ghosh, Yash Sah, Aditya Jain, Prithwiraj Purkait, Daiwik Dhar, Mehull Girdhar, Govind Krishna, Nikkil Dcruz, Surya Kauthik and Krish Nagrani as well as their trainer Jaya Majumder attended the Moral workshop on ‘Debate, led by Amanda Chan in collaboration with QatarDebate.
The workshop covered the fundamentals of moral philosophy and discussed real-life dilemmas and puzzles that influence the decision-making process. He also developed deep and fascinating ideas such as consent and vested benefits in obligations, limitations on freedoms, and factors that affect the value of meaning people place on things in life. Finally, specific examples of debate topics were discussed in which these theories would work. It was indeed an instructive session for all.
The workshop on “Capitalism and Social Movements” brought together Aryan Dubey, Azhar Jaleel Muhammed, Aritra Ghosh, Yash Sah, Aditya Jain, Prithwiraj Purkait, Daiwik Dhar, Mehull Girdhar, Govind Krishna, Surya Kauthik, Nikkil Dcruz and Krish Nagrani with their trainer Jaya Majumder.
Resource person Amanda Chan introduced debaters to the idea of ​​capitalism and social justice movements before delving into many real-life illustrations and circumstances to solidify these ideas. The common ground between the economic system of capitalism, the advantages of the symbiotic relationship, the normalization of marginalized communities were discussed as well as the detrimental effects of the dissimilarity in structure and goals on historically marginalized groups and their progression.