The 4th edition of the Silver Jubilee Memorial Knowledge Convergence was held from the 1st to the 4th of September, 2015.This year we witnessed active participation from 17 schools and we also introduced a new event, English Dramatics.
16 schools participated in the preliminary round of the English Debate which was conducted in a Turn Coat and Extempore format. Out of the 14 schools, 4 schools namely Welham Boys School, Indian School, Bishop Cotton School and Mayo College Girls School qualified for the semi-final multi-format debate .Praniti Haldia of the Indian School was adjudged the Best Speaker in this round. The final round was conducted in Block and Tackle format and was held between Bishop Cotton School, Shimla and Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer. Navya Mehta of MCGS was given the Best Speaker award in the final round and the debate was won by Mayo College Girls’ School.
We introduced the prepared debate format this year for the Hindi Debates and the event was attended by a total of 14 schools .The 14 teams were divided in Pool A and Pool B with 7 teams each. The top 3 teams from each Pool, Welham Boys School, Mayo College, Doon School from Pool A and LK Singhania Education Center, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya and Sanskaar Valley School qualified for the semifinal round. In this round, the Best Speaker for and against the motion was won by respectively. The best interjector was awarded to. From this round, 4 teams, Welham Boys School, Mayo College, Doon School and LK Singhania Education Center moved in the final and third round of the Hindi Debate. This Debate was not in prepared format and the participants were given 2 hours preparation time. In this round, the Best Speaker for the motion was Abhuyanshu Uttkarsh of the Doon School and the Best Speaker against the motion was Raveeja Bharadwaj of the LK Singhania Education Center. The best interjector was awarded to Samarth Dhoomal of Welham Boys School. The Hindi Debate trophy for 2015 was won by L K Singhania Education Center, Gotan with The Doon School, Dehradun securing the second place.
The Quiz started with a preliminary qualifying round from which 7 schools- Sherwood College, Indian School, MGD School, Mayo College, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya, Mayoor School and Mayo College Girls School entered in the final round .The final round was conducted by Mr. Parnab Mukherjee who has conducted more than 600 quizzes around the world. The Quiz was won by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya, Jaipur after neck to neck competition with Mayo College Girls School securing the 2nd position and Mayo College, Ajmer coming 3rd.The Most Promising Quizzer was awarded to Shreya Gupta of MCGS and Ritvik Arora of The Indian School, Delhi.
The English Dramatics event was introduced in the Silver Jubilee celebrations this year with 13 teams participating in it. All the teams were given a range of themes and writers like Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, William Shakespeare etc. , whose work they had to base their script on. First position was awarded to B. K. Birla Center for Education, Gotan .Mayo College Girls’ School stood second while Welham Boys School, Dehradun secured the third position. There was also a trophy for Best Script which was also bagged by Mayo College Girls’ School.
14 schools took part in the Multimedia Presentation competition .The topic for the event was “ Adversity causes some men to break, others to triumph-every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit “ .The first position was secured by Mayo College Girls School, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya secured the 2nd position and Welham Boys School stood 3rd.
This year’s Silver Jubilee Knowledge Convergence grew leaps and bounds with the introduction of interesting events and formats.