Joining Hands, organised INCEPTUM’15: Annual Inter School Debate at Baha’i auditorium on August 7, 2015 on the topic “Urban Waste-Toxic or Treasure”. It was the fourth successful event in the series of INCEPTUM with a participation of 78 students from 26 schools across Delhi-NCR. The Event was attended by around 175 people.
The purpose of this initiative is to foster sensitivity and social consciousness amongst youth. It gave the platform to engage and interact about the burning issues related to environment at the same time helped in building capacities of individuals and education institutions.
INCEPTUM’15-Annual Inter School Debate was judged by eminent personalities from the field of urban waste management, environment and social work. The program was supported by FruJuicy Jelly, Baha’i House of Worship, WWF-India, Kingdom of Dreams, Urban Chulha and Fieldfresh Foods Private Limited.
Students from classes 9 to 12 from various schools across Delhi-NCR were encouraged to participate. First prize was won by BarkhaBatra – Step by StepSchool, Noida, second prize by Ji Hun Park – DPS International, third prize by HarshitaDiddee – The Heritage School, VasantKunjand.
Best Interjector by Raghav Sharma – Indraprastha International School.
The highlight of this year’s event was the new Group Debate format which received an overwhelming response from one and all.
As an extension to INCEPTUM and under our broader vision of creating positive behavioural change among individuals, communities and/or societies, Joining Hands runs awareness programmes in schools on various aspects of environment and health and also conducts workshops with schools and institutions to build their capacities on Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace (SHAWP), Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and Gender Sensitization.
We would like to thank FruJuicy Jelly, Baha’i House of Worship, WWF – India, Kingdom of Dreams, Urban Chulha, Fieldfresh Foods Private Limited and Progressive Teacher Magazine for supporting us and making INCEPTUM 2015 a success.
– Joining Hands Team, Delhi