New Delhi, India: The Old Students’ Association, Hindu College organized “The 6th Clash of the Titans Invitational Debate” at The Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on November 17, 2018. The alumni of Five prestigious colleges of Delhi University of national fame – Hindu College, Miranda House, Lady Shri Ram College, Sri Ram College of Commerce, Indraprastha College – participated in this great debating competition. The debaters tested their debating skill on a contemporary relevant topic – ‘Freedom of Speech is a Luxury India cannot afford’.
Renowned Bollywood director Imtiaz Ali was the Guest of Honour & Justice Manmohan, Judge, Delhi High Court was the Chief Guest. The jury for judging the debaters consisted of Mr.Tarun Shridhar IAS, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture; Shakti Sinha, Director, Nehru Memorial Museum Library and MK Venu, Founding Editor, The Wire. Eminent Media Personality Ms. Kajori Sen was the Moderator.
The Winning Team (the Best Team) Trophy was awarded to Hindu College team comprising of Saket Jha Saurabh and Rohit Hari Rajan . The best Speaker awards went to Radha Kumar from Miranda House and Saket Jha Saurabh from Hindu College.
Distinguished orators participated in this unique debate. The exchange between the alumni from the five colleges of Delhi University — Hindu College, Indraprastha College, Miranda House, Sri Ram College of Commerce and Lady Sri Ram College — explored, prodded and synthesized the subject of the debate.
The Old Students’ Association (OSA) of Hindu College was established in 1958. Since its inception, the Association has been active in bringing the eminent alumni of the Hindu College, Delhi on one platform.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ravi Burman, President, OSA, Hindu College said “We are pleased to organize ‘The 6th Clash of the Titans Invitational Debate’ competition and have distinguished guests & participants from different walks of life who have brought laurels to their alma mater through their achievements. The Titans Cup debate is growing in influence each year and this year again women speakers out-numbered the men and had a larger number of youthful debaters being showcased. The Debate serves as an unique platform to bring together Alumni from Different Colleges and providing Bonding & Networking Opportunities. We look forward to similar engagements each year. We are grateful to all the college authorities and the alumni for making this event a success”.