Kolkata, Apr 18 : The American Center Kolkata and the Institute of Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Development (iLEAD) jointly hosted the fourth edition of the Jefferson Debates on Friday at iLEAD campus in Kolkata’s Tapsia area.
Students from Kolkata’s well known colleges like Jadavpur University, Loreto College, Shri Shikshayatan College, NSHM, United World School of Business and iLEAD joined the debate programme on the topic- “The U.S- India Relationship will Define Future Global Economic Growth”.
Deputy public affairs officer of the US Consulate Kolkata and the moderator of the event Greg Pardo said that he was very happy that the U.S. Consulate General Kolkata and iLead successfully hosted the fourth edition of the debate event.
“There is no better way to continue to define the US-India bilateral relationship than by having our young leaders debate on how to continue to strengthen it,” he added.
Every participant was given four minutes to speak on the topic.
Fulbright scholar Charles Strauber, Economic Specialist of US Consulate Kolkata Sangeeta Dey Chanda and Program Specialist of American Center Kolkata Sameek Ghosh were present there as the juries.
Jadavpur University became the winner of the debate competition. Loreto College and Shri Shikshayatan College became the first and second runners-up respectively. Dipanjana Roy from Loreto College was awarded for the best speaker.
(Reporting by Deepayan Sinha/IBNS)