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    1st Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam National Debating Championship, 2020- By MANCH NSA

    About MANCHNSA

    MANCH: National Speakers Assembly is the brainchild of several legal luminaries and eminent personalities across the country and the globe. “MANCH” is India’s first debating and public speaking school. It is a dream online platform which aims at proliferating “The Art of public speaking” and “The Art of Debating” providing ingenious understanding and cognizance of various fields to make sure that this art penetrates to every nook and corner of the ever-growing Nation, which will help in creating and developing “Young Leaders”. We offer an exceptional speech and debate education to students across the nation. We provide the best instructions and argument development support available so that students will experience competitive success. Through ambitious and studious brains across the country, “MANCH” aims at providing valuable contributions to contemporary and social issues. We envision a nation where every individual irrespective of their age, language, ethnicity, colour, gender and religion have a confident and optimistic voice.

    Aims and Objective

    Education is a continuing process. It cannot and should not be stopped. On-Line mode of education due to existing epidemic Corona has been developed as a new pedagogy, may not be as effective, as face to face mode of education, still seems the need of the time. An International problem facing the World at present has been made a subject to increase the acumen of a student of International relations, International politics, and International law. The rights of the people of all countries and the spirit to protect the national interests would develop in the student fraternity. The competition also aims to provide an opportunity for these students to exhibit their skills, increase awareness, and the skills of debate and advocacy.

    About the Competition

    A learning community needs to be developed where sharing ideas, cultivate ideas, enhance communication skills, and move forward thereby empowering ourselves to see a better world. The competition helps in bringing the participants all around the globe thereby getting people closer. It adds to a greater advantage of knowing the various aspects in and around the world with various views for and against. It enlarges our scope of thought and knowledge. The Debate Competition is not only about the competition itself, but an educational extended activity that includes familiarization with contemporary issues which provides new and exciting ways of exploring the changing dynamics of international developments. That develops the ability to analyses and synthesizes data and information to form arguments and take a position, familiarizing self with exposure to the audience, compete and take action in college and local community proposing for a better world.

    Our Organization sets a motto to help the participants through the debate competition in finding issues ranging from basic social policy to grander theory about constitutional design and democratic theory which suggests that legal debates overlap with several other social institutions and expectations. With a view to strengthening the roots of democracy and intricate healthy habits of discipline, tolerance of the views of others and to enable the student community to understand in-depth the issues happening in and around the country, such competitions provide a platform to express various perspectives on the contemporary legal issuers, subsequently producing a cross current of thoughts on developing matters. This stage touches the activity and yearning young law students to contribute to the field of law. The Competition intends to build dedicated debaters who grow up to become persuasive speakers, analytical thinkers, and proficient researchers. Not only do debaters learn to write well-reasoned and persuasive arguments, but they also learn to love researching and writing.

    Debate work becomes a satisfying competitive outlet for a student’s creativity and intellect. Moreover, both debate and legal work involve applying relevant theory and precedent to the specific text of a codified law or resolution, given the nature of the competitive debate.

    Important Dates

    5th November 2020
    DATES OF THE EVENTS08th – 10th November 2020

    Eligibility Criteria

    • A student from any stream/course can participate
    • Students can participate in English, Hindi, or Urdu

    Registration Process

    Fill the Google form from link provided for registration, and add the screenshot of your payment.

    Mode of Payment

    ENTRY FEES – RS 100 -/-

    1. For Paytm QR Code (Check In Brochure)
    2. UPI Payment (Google Pay, Phone pay, etc.): 7355055869 @paytm

    After the payment, add the screenshot of the same in the registration Google form given below and submit.

    Format of the Competition

    The competition consists of 5 rounds


    • This is the first round in this competition where the registered participants must send a recorded video of 3 minutes, through mail or WhatsApp.
    • The topics for this round are mentioned below in this brochure.
    • The results of this round will be declared within 23 to 24 hours after the competition.
    • Only 16 participants from the first round will be selected further.


    • The second round will be held on 8th November 2020.
    • The topics for this round will be sent to the selected participants with the results of the first round.
    • This round will be conducted through ZOOM.
    • The results of this round will be declared within 23 to 24 hours after the competition.
    • Only 8 participants will be selected for the further round.


    • The qualified 8 participants will be selected after the pre-quarters.
    • Round 3 will also be conducted via ZOOM.
    • The topics for this will be sent 24 hours prior to the rounds to the selected participants (with the results of round 2).
    • Only 4 participants shall be selected for further Semi-Final round, i.e., on 9th November


    • Both the Debating rounds will be held on 10th November 2020.
    • 4 participants selected from the previous round will participate individually, through ZOOM for the semi-finals.
    • 2 participants from the semi-finals shall be selected for the finals.
    • The topic for finals will be released 45-60 minutes prior to the actual rounds
    • The 2 finalists will have a face-off round where one member will debate directly against the other.


    • The first round consists of 3 minutes of recorded video. The time will gradually increase by 1 minute after each round.
    • Topics will be current affairs and socio-legal related issues.
    • The competition is open for all STUDENTS of or above 16 years of age

    The topic for Preliminary Rounds


    “यह सदन परिवर्तन के अग्रदूर् के रूप में सोशल मीडिया को एक अमान्य उपकिण मानर्ा है।



    Prizes worth Rs. 11,000
    Winner (Best Speaker) – Rs. 1500
    Runner-up (2nd Best Speaker) – Rs. 1000
    2nd runner-up – Rs. 500


    • Free certificate course on public speaking worth Rs. 700 to the winner (Best Speaker).
    • 25% discount on certificate course on public speaking for all the semi-finalists.
    • Top 3 speakers will get a discount coupon on
    • All the semi-finalists will get free entry in the next event of MANCH: National Speakers Assembly.
    • Top 8 speakers (quarterfinalist) – will get internship opportunities at reputed places (depending on the stream and course).
    • Top 16 speakers will receive an opportunity of one free publication (blog/ article) on a reputed website.



    Advocate Shruti Bisht is a legal advisor and an advocate in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. She enhanced her walk of life by becoming an author and a Public speaker thus impressing thousands of other people with her views and way of speaking. With these credentials, she is undoubtedly an inspiring personality.


    Adv. Vijaya Jha is currently practicing at the Supreme Court of India and in Delhi high court too. She has pursued LLB from Jamia Milia Islamia. Apart from an established lawyer, she is a person who cares about social causes as well which include taking care of children’s education and human rights.


    Himanjali Gautam is an experienced advocate with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. She is currently practicing as an Advocate at Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. She has been also called an EXPERT PANELIST to discuss and share views on various social Issues on Various News Channels like CNN NEWS 18 and others. She believes in spreading legal awareness among people so that they can utilize their rights and she has been awarded the Nari Shakti Award recently for her outstanding work in spreading legal awareness. She was a former president at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. Apart from Law, she was the finalist at Femina Style Diva, 2013.


    Dr. Nishtha Tyagi Pachauri is an HRM professional with more than 15 years of experience in planning and execution of strategies and is an expert in strategic management, organizational development, talent acquisition and development and training of personnel. She has various honors in her name for her achievements, Best Entrepreneur, Pratibha Samman are some of them. She has also judged various entrepreneurial events and has served as a Guest Editor for the Times of India in 2006 and also organized a diverse set of events spreading awareness for women’s safety.


    Princey Mehta is a certified ‘Brain Fitness’ and ‘Transformation Life’ Coach. He is a high energy professional with an entrepreneurial bent of mind, offering more than a decade of experience in steering learning & development initiatives for behavioral training, communication enhancement, soft skills modules, thinking & leadership development programs. He has conducted effective training for more than 7000 professionals including junior, middle level & senior-level, across various industries.
    He aims to leverage the knowledge & wisdom of researched esoteric and behavioral neurosciences for the overall wellness and transformation of people. A seasoned lecturer and trainer on various topics of ancient mystic philosophies and brain-mind optimization, he is keen to help people understand complex truths in the simplest possible manner.


    Dr. Preeti Tewari is a doctorate in English Literature. She did her Masters in Linguistics and Phonetics from CIEFL (now, EFLU). She has also done Train the Trainer Course and has varied certifications in Soft Skills, BEC training, and Human Values and Professional Ethics from institutions like Infosys, Cambridge University, the British Council, and APJAKTU. She has over 17 years of teaching experience and has taught an array of courses like Professional English, Professional Communication, Business Communication, Technical Writing, UCLES BEC, and Soft Skills courses to undergraduate as well as post-graduate students. She has authored a book on positive quotes with an ISBN No. 978-1-64324-068-8. She has presented more than 20 national and international papers in various seminars and conferences.


    Ms. Shankari Vaidya, from a very strong and professional academic background, has been awarded a distinction in public speaking from Trinity College, London. She also has a master’s diploma in training from the Indian Academy of Training and Development. She is also trained by Sabira merchants in corporate training and etiquette. She has worked as a Vice President, Education at Toastmasters International. She has also worked as a speechwriter for TEDx speakers and world championship of public speaking contestants. With a slew of work experience and great achievements and unparalleled training experience, she is the go-to person for training in public speaking skills.


    Adweetiya Sinha is working as an Associate Professor of Political Science at A.N. College, Patna. He is a passionate public speaker; apart from public speaking he has a major interest in Poems, Story Telling, Shayari, etc. He has performed in various Open Mics across India as a performer. He has been invited as a judge for adjudicating various Debate and Poetry Competition conducted by various colleges and reputed online platforms.


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