Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) in association with Rotary Mysore Mid Town is organizing the 5th edition of “Y. Bhagavan Memorial National Level English Debate Competition” on Friday, February 3, 2017 and Saturday, February 4, 2017 at SDMIMD, Mysore. Over the years the event has become a platform for the best minds from leading educational Institutes actively debate over a contemporary topic.
This event is an opportunity to set free the debater in a student. It is a platform to challenge the awareness, acumen and logic of the students representing the top Institutions in Karnataka and various other states from 5 streams of education - Management, Medical, Engineering, Law & Humanities.
Prof. Y. Bhagavan was a renowned teacher of English. He had a passion literature, drama, poetry and debating. People who knew him well would say his best friend were Shakespeare, Keats and John Donne. He won many debating competitions during his days as a student, one of them being the All India Inter-University debate held in Trivandrum in 1942. As a student leader he was an active participant in India’s freedom struggle. His role as a freedom fighter was recognized by our Government after the Indian Independence. He started his career at a very young age, and served in numerous government colleges all over Karnataka. He was a person who brought Shakespearean characters to life in the hallowed lecture halls of Maharaja’s college and on numerous theatrical arenas. He retired as the Principal of Maharani’s Arts College, Mysore in 1981.