International Peace Day Debate
Do good fences make good neighbors? ~Cianna Crasto
The inter-house debate competition had a whirlwind of emotions for everyone. It ignited a strong sense of competitiveness and also brought the entire DP cohort together. It was also a great way to express comradeship.
The debate was on “Do good fences make good neighbors?”, where literal and implicit meanings were brought forward to discuss and reach a valid conclusion. The debate definitely stirred up some arguments which were filled with passion and fire, however, at the end everyone agreed to the idea of having doors in the fences, as suggested by Zara in her arguments.
The competition was beautifully presented by Neha Kalkar and Riya Kotiyawala. The participants for this competition for Vayu house were Ayaana and Harish from DP 2, for Jal house, Riddi and Aditya from DP 2, for Prithvi house, Zara and Husain from DP 2, and last but not least, Aanya and Nakul from DP 1 for Agni house. The winner of the competition was Vayu house followed by Jal and Prithvi house. Ayanna Kumar bagged the first prize in the debate while Riddhi and Zara Poria scored second and third place respectively.
The debate was thought-provoking and the contribution from each team provided a different perspective to the topic. After the competition, Mr Rohit graced us with an interesting point about the fences in zoo, which also sparked quite an interesting discussion amongst the students. Despite thinking that we were about to be called monkeys at that moment, the point made actually brought a different perspective to the discussion. It contributed to more than just human relations and country borders.
The competition ended with a beautiful story by Ashwinii Ma’am about a farmer, who instead of getting a fence got a bridge and won his friend back. It was a beautiful way to end the day as even though the discussion was on divide caused by fences, it was good to be reminded that bridges can mend those differences.