Lions Calcutta (Greater) Vidya Mandir was the proud host of the Frank Anthony Memorial All India Inter School Debate Competition on the 11th of July at the School Premises . Nine Schools participated in the afore mentioned competition namely Welland Goldsmith School – Patuli , South City International School , Shri Shri Academy , Garden High School , G.D. Birla Centre for Education , Emanuel English School – Malda , Gurukul Vidya Mandir – Joka , Calcutta Public School And National Gems H.S School – Behala . On the judges panel were Dr. Veena Poddar – a Rector in Abhinav Bharati High School who has even more then a decades experience in teaching. She has done a course in Basic Counselling Skills from Ummeed Counselling and Consultancy Services. Dr. Suchandra Chakraborty , an Associate Professor and Teacher – in – Charge of the Bhawanipur Education Society Collage and Dr. Dhrubajyoti Banerjee – Professor of English at New Alipore Collage , Kolkata . The topic of the day for Category I , Preliminary round was “ By sparing the rod , we have spoilt the Child “ . Each school comprised of two speakers where one supported the motion and the other opposed . All the participants eloquently presented their view points with a perfect argumentative fervour. The rebuttal session was even more interesting where each speaker answered to the questions of their opponent teams confidently . The judges appreciated the sincere efforts of the students and were touched with the cordial hospitality of the host school . Towards the end of this wonderful session Anirban Das of National Gems School was declared the best speaker , Priyasha Sanyal from South City International School was declared the first runner up , Winning team was South City International School consisting of Priyasha Sanyal and Roshni Banerjee and Runner Up Team was Garden High School comprising Adrija Roychowdhuri and Rajyashree Basu . We look forward to experience such lively debates in the upcoming years as well .