Intercollegiate Virtual Debate Competition on “Green Buildings – The Necessity of Tomorrow or Extravagance”

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Debate is one of the academic activities that give students creative room to express what they feel. The length and breadth of knowledge that they gain through this is simply unparalleled. Department of Civil Engineering along with Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) student’s chapter conducted an Intercollegiate Virtual Debate Competition on 18th October, 2020 at 2.30 p.m. The topic of the debate was “Green Buildings – The Necessity of Tomorrow or Extravagance”. Total 22 participants from Ghaziabad, Chennai, Amravti, Sangli, Pune, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai actively participated in this competition.

Date
Platform
Department
Co-ordinator
18th October, 2020
Google Meetings
Civil Engineering
Dr. Shilpa Pankaj Kewate

There were two teams “Aarybhata” and “Ramanujam” constituting of eleven participants. Each member had to either speak for or against the given topic under the time duration.

Dr. T. J. Mathew proposing welcome address to the participants

Jury member Mr. Bhavesh Mehta, Core committee member of CII, IGBC, Mumbai Chapter, addressing the participants

Jury member Mrs. Manjusha Deshpande, General manager – HVAC Engineering, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, addressing the participants

Teams of Debate Competition

Participants along with jury member and faculty member of Civil engineering department

Participants of debate competition

Participants of debate competition

Participants Hineshna Sonar awarded as best speaker

Jury members for the event were;

  1. Mr. Bhavesh Mehta,
    Core committee member of CII, IGBC, Mumbai Chapter
  2. Mrs. Manjusha Deshpande
    General manager – HVAC Engineering, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.

Welcome address was proposed Dr. T. J. Mathew Principal, Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology, Rasayani and he emphasized the urge of the concept to achieve the goal of sustainability. Both the teams exhibited great oratory skill. The competition was an enthralling experience for the speakers as well as the audience. Every debater was cheered and clapped up for their pleasing presentation and sharp arguments. Winning and losing is the part and parcel of the game, team ‘Ramanujam’ emerged as the winner for being defensive about their objective and also for sticking to their points till the end.