The Liberty Debates Championship – MahaSangram 2016 Grand Finale!

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The finals of The Liberty Debates Championship – MahaSangram 2016 will take place on April 30, 2016 at Islington College, Kamal Marg, Kamal Pokhari beginning 10.00 am. The venue is Westminister Hall (Palace), London Block of the college.

The Championship was a month long debate league that began in April 2016 and ran every week for 4 weeks, with debates being conducted in both English and Nepali categories. This league was preceded by our Liberty Debates engagement that ran every month from January until March 2016. The Liberty Debates engagement and Championship both came about as a result of our recognition for a need to involve the young in relevant discussions on politics and economics. This is a joint effort by Samriddhi Foundation and Debate Network Nepal.

Our grand finals in English will take place on the motion – ‘This house condemns the breach of property rights during the recent road expansion project in Kathmandu’.

For Nepali debates, the motion will be:

यस सदन नेपाललाई संघीयतामा लैजानु अघि जनमतसंग्रह गरिनुपर्थ्यो भन्ने मान्यता राख्दछ  |

The final debates are usually the most exciting of the championship, with the best debaters having progressed to the finals. To view the complete list of finalists, click here!

Please find attached a schedule detailing the event.

The Liberty Debates Championship – Mahasangram 2016

Time Activity
10:00 – 10:30 Registration and tea
10:30 – 10:40 Welcome and draws release for debate
10:40 – 10:50 Brief explanation of debate format to audience and introduction of judges
10:50 – 11:50 Nepali debate
11:50 – 12:30 Lunch break
12:30 – 1:30 English debates
1:30 – 1:50 Chief guest/s speeches
1:50 – 2:10 Certification ceremony: best speakers and best adjudicators and token of love to partners
2:10 – 2:45 Announcement of team winners and awards ceremony
2:45 – 3:00 Vote of Thanks by organizers
3:00 – 3:30 Tea

Join in for a viewing of our mega debate event! Registration is free; you can shoot an email to to confirm participation or simply turn up at the venue to register!