Nandini Voice for the Deprived, a Chennai- based NGO, is organising a debate competition for women college students on “Is the assault on women due to lack of governance or lack of laws or failure of justice system?”

In the wake of the distressing incident of assault on college student in Delhi recently, there is genuine apprehension about the future of safety of women in India. Several suggestions are being made to protect the women in public places. The objective of the debate competition is to provide an opportunity to women students to give their views on the subject and evolve appropriate recommendations. The consensus view expressed during the debate would be forwarded to the President and the Prime Minister of India.

All women college students studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level may participate in the debate. Each student would be given 10 minutes to present their views and the students can speak either in English or Tamil. Five students who express the best of views would be selected for an award.

Date: January 5, 2013

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Venue: Kotturpuram, Chennai

Women students interested in participating in the debate have to register their name in advance by sending an email to or telephone 044 - 24914137 / 24916037.

The last date for registration is 2nd January, 2013.