Puducherry

Medical student wins national debate competition

P. Lokeshwari (third from left), a third year medical student of PIMS, who won the debate competition along with other winners. Special Arrangement

P. Lokeshwari (third from left), a third year medical student of PIMS, who won the debate competition along with other winners. Special Arrangement   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

It was part of the ‘Difficult Dialogues’ event held at Goa

P. Lokeshwari, a third year medical student, has won the national debate competition “Daring Debates” which is a part of the “Difficult Dialogues” event held at Goa recently.

Grand finale

In the grand finale of “Daring Debates” Ms. Lokeshwari of Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences and Anmol Kang of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences emerged as winners.

During the event, participants were divided into pairs, speaking for and against the topic, “Is the Indian curriculum and its teaching methods redundant.” Ms. Lokeshwari and Gayathri Swaminathan of Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute had been selected to represent the Puducherry region after the preliminary round held across various cities in India.

The jury comprised former president of Goa Chamber of Commerce Women’s Wing Jennifer Lewis and Mathew Kurian, social worker.

The debate was moderated by Pooja Bedi, Bollywood actor.

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