“The most important tactic in an argument next to being right is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without an embarrassing loss of face."
The Literary Club of SCMS NOIDA organized its very own mega Intra debate competition which was titled as, SYMCHARCHA'2020 on 24th October 2020 at 9:30 am. SYMCHARCHA’2020 has been a fragment of SCMS for the past 5 years. Every year this enthralling event has catered to the young minds interested in learning as well as further their knowledge through debate as well as deliberation. It has carried forward the legacy with which it started 5 years ago. The motto of the event was #MakeThePodiumYourThrone.
There were 32 participants in the event, and to judge their performances, there were five judges. All five judges were from the third year. Dr. (Prof.) K.P. Venugopala Rao, Director SCMS NOIDA presided over the event as Chief guest. He accentuated the importance of debate and deliberation to further knowledge and he wished good luck to each participant.
The Opening Ceremony started at 9:30 am sharp, with the introduction of the event. A lamp was lit to commence with the event. Opening remarks were given by Dr. Shikha Singh, who is the Head & Faculty In-charge of the Student Affairs Council. A short description of the event was also given by Mr. Narendra Singh, Faculty-in-Charge, SYMCHARCHA, followed by two brief speeches by the spokesperson of the event. The event started after instructions and rules were stated.
The debate commenced at 10:30 am and was held in three rounds. Each round lasted for 30 minutes moreover, it provided preparation time for its participants. After Round 3, there was a break (for one-hour from 1 pm-2 pm), in which the Organizing Committee calculated the tabs.
After the break, there were another three rounds that were quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals. They all happened for a specific time period. In between the rounds, motion release and preparation time were provided to the participants. After the finals, the result was announced in the Closing ceremony from 5-5:30 pm and the name of the winner was declared. In the end, a feedback session was held where participants were asked to give their opinions regarding the event. Photographs of the event :