Student Activities

YB Debate 2017

  
The 5th Edition of ‘Prof. Y. Bhagavan Memorial National Level English Debate’ was jointly organized by SDMIMD and Rotary Mid-town Mysore, on February 3 & 4, 2017 at SDMIMD. 
 
Dr. C. Naganna, Visiting Professor, and Former Professor of English & Director of Prasaranga, University of Mysore, delivered the inaugural address. Dr. Naganna in his address said ‘oratory fulfils the lofty purpose; it is up to us to realize its elevated office. Hence, there is need to recover and understand the dignity of a Debate. Our younger men and women have wonderful argumentative ability. My only plea is that they should adopt their superior communicative skill to a higher purpose. It is easy for them to side with rich and powerful because of the verbal mastery. But, their personality will acquire and undimmed lustre if they speak for the weak and voiceless’.
 
105 speakers from across India which included 3 speakers from abroad presented their notions during the first round of this debate on the topics “Irrespective of the hostilities between India and Pakistan, Pakistani artists should be allowed to work in India.” and “Demonetization: gain not worth the pain”. The Top 15 speakers from the first round selected for the Final Round to debate on “Patrilineal culture makes second class citizens of women” on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at SDMIMD Auditorium.
 
Mr. Jeydev C.S. of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, won the First Place; Ms. Shree Shishya Mishra of Alliance School of Law, Bengaluru, stood 2nd and Mr. Dinesh Jagadeesh of PES Engineering College, Mandya, secured the 3rd Place. Out of the finalists 7 members were given consolation prizes. 

‘Tech-Yaana’ for Adarsha Vidyalaya Young Minds

SDMites ‘Club Silicon’ conducted an IT workshop “Tech-Yaana” for the young minds of “Adarsha Vidyalaya” the school identified for LIFE@School Project. The workshop was conducted for high school students on January 30, 2017, focused on imparting basics of Computer nd  Video showing the evolution of Computer; technological inclusion in Education system; and how computer functions internally?