Federal Bank Limited is a major Indian commercial bank in the private sector headquartered at Aluva, Kerala having more than thousand branches and ATMs spread across different States in India. From the time of inception of Federal Bank Limited not so long ago in the year 1947 with its headquarters nestled on the banks of the river Periyar, it has focused in client satisfaction and making sure to serve the pillar of our country, that is youth.
Third season of Speak for India – Kerala Edition is from the house of one of the strongest and most stable banks in the country. Federal Bank in association with Mathrubhumi is proud to present an inter- collegiate debate competition. It is going to give platform for all the college going students to prove their oratory skills and make their college proud in the state level competition. The competition has taken a leap forward and has grown even bigger in terms of its reach and opportunity for all. Guarantee the richness and grandest appeal to your college along with yourself by registering into the event.
"It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it." Joseph Joubert
Youth of today needs to be awakened and Kerala is seeking for a bandwagon of youth who puts his thought forward without any fear or shyness. Multitude of thoughts are echoing in the campuses of Kerala. Debating is in the blood of all individuals but doing at the right platform makes it worthwhile. The young minds are craving for the mouthpiece to put up their thoughts and viewpoints. Federal Bank along with Mathrubhumi has made that unique debating platform where you can go all out and share your ideologies. This competition is paving way for the youth of Kerala to speak up their mind on the relevant topics of society. Time has come to participate in this venture and make yourself heard. A large set of audience is awaiting to here you out, so, let’s SPEAK FOR INDIA.
What’s more, our panel of judges are stalwarts in the respective fields of the discussion, dignitaries who challenged conventions, defied boundaries, and understand the intricacies of the issue from a microscopic to a macroscopic level.
Spearheaded by college going highly spirited and enthusiastic students, we are opening a platform for students of colleges across Kerala to put across their viewpoints in a prestigious platform. The competition will have various levels before reaching grand finale. The winner will be rewarded with grand prize of 2.5 lakhs and runner up with 1.5 lakh. Do not get dejected as there are many more cash rewards and other attractive prizes in all the levels of competition. Do not wait any further and register yourself right away with just a click. Be the winner and bring laurels to your college.
You should fill in details as asked in registration page and as soon as you click submit, you will receive a SMS with a unique code which will be your admit number for the competition.
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All students competing in this competition must be registered.
The debate has to be done only in Malayalam or in English and no other languages will be entertained at any point of competition.
Speakers must observe parliamentary language i.e. bad language is not permitted.
At any point in the competition, if it is found that the student does not belong to a particular college or has forged to get in competition will be eliminated right away.
If student is found to be using any kind of alcohol or drugs will be eliminated.
Any kind of misbehavior or illegal activities by students will lead to disqualification
Responsibility of personal belongings is solely with student.
The use of props is not permitted in a debate.
The judge’s decision will be considered final and in no terms will be allowed to fight against the decision.
No amendment to the motion is permitted. You must debate the motion as presented and interpret it as best you can. You cannot define a motion in a Place/Time Specific sense.
Remember you do not necessarily have to believe the side of the motion you are on. As you are not going to get a chance to which side of a motion you are about to speak.
The speakers are evenly divided on both sides of the motion. Speakers for the motion are the "Proposition" or "Government", speakers against are the "Opposition".
Heckling is common in debates. This involves members of the audience offering some good-humoured abuse to the competitors. However there is a fine line between heckling and barracking and members of the audience should remember to respect the speaker. Crossing that line will lead to the disqualification of participant.