Three students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) - Ammar Jami, Shadab Alam and Mohammad Izhar - reached up to the semi-finals of the International Debating Championship in Arabic language held in Istanbul, Turkey.
Free Trade, Democracy, Web Series and Privacy are the topics for debating competition at this year’s 6th International Universities Debating Championship, a week-long event that ended on June 23 at the Fateh Muhammad Sultan University.
The event was attended by 500 students from 90 universities in 48 countries in Arabia, Asia, Europe and the United States.
Three students from India, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi, Ammar Jami, Shadab Alam and Muhammad Izhar participated. JNU's three-member team reached the semi-finals by defeating Azerbaijan, Poland and Malaysia to uphold India’s flag high in the international stage.
The Indian team lost to the Baghdad University team in reaching to the finals. The Libyan team won the finals of the competition.
Abdul Rahman Al-Sabai, the organizer of the program, The International Universities Debating Championship is a global event organized by the Qatar Debating centre, every two years. The event seeks to bring students from different countries, to debate, discuss and exchange ideas in Arabic about the most pressing societal and global challenges and contemporary issues.
This championship also provides an opportunity for debaters around the world to get to know each other, exchange experiences and build bridges of communication based on dialogue and logic, in addition to raising the status of the Arabic language in an enriching and civilized medium.
The Championship is an international forum for enlightened minds in the field of debate. Along with members of the Elite Academy and graduates, judges of the Qatar Debate and ambassadors of the two countries also participated in the competition.
Abdul Samad Kokak, vice chairman of the debating committee, said: “Qatar Debate wants to establish a center that works for the promotion and development of the Arabic language.
Islamic civilization has a long history of the art of debate, in which many valuable books, explanations and footnotes have been written, and it is being taught in most of the scientific institutions of the world, its scope has spread all over the world in modern times.
At the program, all the students were awarded certificates of appreciation, medals and prizes by the great personalities and educators of Turkey.
It should be noted that there is a long history of debate and competition in the world of science, which enriches the talents and encourages the students to move forward.
In view of this, Qatar Debate Foundation organizes an international debating program every two years for students from universities around the world on various innovative topics and issues, which sheds light on students from all over the world. It also provides an opportunity to build bridges of communication based on exchanges and dialogue. (Agency)