national conference


  • The debate will be conducted in Hindi & English separately.
  • Each participating university is entitled to send two teams of two participants each (Hindi & English), one speaking ‘for’& one ‘against’ the topic.
  • With the motive of constantly promoting & encouraging new talents to such platforms, all the previous participants who have secured first position in this contest are not allowed to participate.
  • Boarding & lodging arrangements of the participants and staff escorts will be provided free of cost only for the duration of the event (i.e. 14th-15th January, 2019)
  • TA/DA of the participants and the escort are to be borne by their respective individual/institution.
  • Female participants may be accompanied by a teacher in-charge. The in-charge will be accorded with the usual hospitalities.
  • A letter of confirmation of participation from the concerned authority of the participating university is mandatory.
  • Last date for registering for the Debate is 10th december 2018.
  • Confirmation of participation may be sent to Dr. S. K. Kashyap, National Co-ordinator, YUVA 2019, on the following address, latest by December 10th, 2018 along with a letter of confirmation of participation from a competent authority of the participating.

  • Address for Correspondence:
    Dr. S.K. Kashyap
    Professor & Head,
    Department of Ag. Communication,
    College of Agriculture
    G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology,

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  • The debate will be conducted in Hindi & English separately.
  • Each participant will be given 5+1 min to speak. There will be a question-answer round after the participant has finished his/her speech.
  • The questioning will be restricted to 1 minute and the response should be completed in the next 2 minutes.
  • Three copies of the summary (limited to one page only) of the debate will have to be submitted by each participant to the judges panel, immediately before his/her turn to speak.
  • Participants with written speeches will not be eligible for prizes. However, a slip of paper, bearing only the key points, shall be permitted.
  • There will be a winner’s shield in each category. Individual prizes of Rs.3000/- & Rs.2000/- will also be awarded to the winner & runner-up respectively in each category. Two consolation prizes and four special recognition prizes shall also be awarded in each category. Participation certificates shall be awarded to all the participants.
  • Pantnagar University team will contest for individual prizes only.
  • The Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all the participants.
  • Decision of the judges shall be final & binding.

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  • Last date of registration is 10th December 2018.