Exun Computer Symposium 2016
Glimpses of Day 1
Glimpses of Day 2
Exun Clan, the Computer Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, hosted its 21st Annual Inter-School IT Symposium, EXUN 2016 on the 26th and 27th of November, 2016. The event was sponsored by Sony, PlayStation, Zeiss, Cubelelo, Minerva, Avit and Bennett University. Exun, short for ‘Experts Unlimited’, was founded by the Head of the Computer Science department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar, and a small group of computer enthusiasts in the year 1992. ‘Exun Alumni members’ is an elite group of computer enthusiasts of all ages. This year, with over 1000+ registrations from 55 schools, Exun organised 14 different IT events.
The symposium pre-started with an Online Cryptic Hunt held over 3 days having open 1000+ participation from 33 countries and 60000+ submissions.
Present on the occasion were the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar, and Mr. Mukesh Kumar, the Head of Computer Science department, along with his team of Computer Science Teachers and technology support staff. Professor Suneet Tuli from Bennett University; Ms. Kriti Parashar, South Asia Country Director of Minerva Schools at KGI; Mr. Rajesh Diwani and Mr. Umender Shah, business head of the consumer optics division of Zeiss, graced the occasion.
EXUN 2016 commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by a welcome note from the Presidents of the Exun Clan. The Principal, Ms. Sehgal, addressed the gathering and shared her personal experiences with the students, exhorting them never to “forget the human touch” in the era of advancing technology.
On this occasion, Exun released its 11th issue of the Annual Magazine – “UnderScore” – which was also a green move to reduce papers by reducing the articles requiring 80+ pages to 28 pages by introducing QR code for each article, where these QR Code were linked to full articles present on the website.
The official EXUN 2016 video was presented, providing a briefing about the particulars of the event. The event started with Professor Suneel Tuli addressing the participants about the use of technology for a better world. Ms. Kriti Parashar spoke about Minerva Schools and the aim behind the project.
EXUN 2016 saw enormous participation from talented students who worked with full gusto and thoroughly enjoyed the various events. This year, the Exun Clan introduced a new and unique opportunity for expert and budding developers to showcase their amazing creations in the form of ‘Exun Demos’.
The first day included the prelims of Cubing events, Gaming, Group Discussion, Junior and Senior Quizzes, and Crossword, and the finals of Programming, Create, Turing Test, and Group Discussion categories, whereas the second day included the finals of Cubing events, Crossword, Junior and Senior Quizzes, Gaming, Hardware, and Digital Poster Design. There was also a Surprise Event, wherein students competed in multiple rounds that included Cryptic Hunt, Pac Man, Dumb Charades and a Speed Clicking Race.
Mr. Mukesh Kumar started off the Valedictory Ceremony by reminiscing about how Exun came into being. He emphasized the importance of the club’s motto “We, not I”, and commended the level of commitment and enthusiasm of both the participants as well as the club members. The ceremony was presided over by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, who reminded the students that it’s not winning or losing, but the fun of being together that mattered.
The results of the Cubing events were as follows: in 2×2, Amity International School, Noida came first, followed by Hans Raj Modern School and DPS Vasant Kunj; Hans Raj Modern School bagged first position in 3×3, and was followed by DPS Vasant Kunj and Amity International School, Noida; Pyramix was won by Bluebells School International, and DPS Rohini and DPS Vasant Kunj came second and third respectively. DPS Vasant Kunj bagged first and second positions in Digital Poster Design, and the third position was held by Mount Saint Mary’s School. Hardware was won by DPS Vasant Kunj, and was followed by DPS Dwarka and Mount Carmel. DPS Vasant Kunj came first in Group Discussion, and DPS Dwarka and Mount Carmel came second and third respectively. In Turing Test, DPS Dwarka, The Mother’s International School, and DPS Vasant Kunj came first, second, and third respectively. DPS Dwarka bagged first position in Programming; DPS Faridabad came second and DPS Rohini came third. DPS Rohini, Modern School, Barakhamba, and DPS Noida came first, second, and third respectively in Crossword. In Junior Quiz, DPS Noida, DPS Vasant Kunj, and Ramjas School, RK Puram came first, second and third respectively, while DPS Noida bagged first position in Senior Quiz, and was followed by Modern School, Barakhamba and Mount St. Mary’s School. Domain²+ Gaming was won by DPS Sushant Lok; DAV Shreshtha Vihar and DPS Vasant Kunj came second and third respectively. The results of Create were as follows: DPS Gurgaon came first in Web Development, and was followed by Modern School Barakhamba and DPS Vasant Kunj; DPS Vasant Kunj won Design, and DPS Gurgaon and DPS Rohini came second and third respectively; Modern School Barakhamba bagged first position in Audio Editing, while DPS Vasant Kunj and DPS Dwarka came second and third respectively; in Video Editing, DPS Rohini came first, DPS Faridabad came second, and Mount St. Mary’s School came third; Amity International School, Modern School Barakhamba, and Mount Abu Public School came first, second, and third respectively in 3D Modelling. Sudocrypt, an online global event, was won by Sparsh Tyagi, while Umesh Meena held second position and Anubhav Baweja came third. The Surprise event was won by The Mother’s International School; DPS Vasant Kunj and DPS Dwarka came second and third respectively.
The winners were also given special prizes powered by the sponsors. DPS Vasant Kunj was adjudged the overall winner. The first runner-up was DPS Dwarka, while the second runner-up was Modern School, Barakhamba Road.
The best thing of this year’s symposium was that all the events which were held in the auditorium and Gaming Venue were live streamed on facebook alongwith live results.
Mr. Mukesh Kumar ended the Symposium by thanking the judges, partners, alumni, and sponsors for making the occasion such a success.
The symposium was coordinated by Mr. Mohitendra Dey, Ms. Hema Jain, Mr.Mukesh Nagpal. The Administrative and Organizational Support was provided by Ms. Shalini Harisukh, Sarika Kaushal, Aashima Nagpal, Mr. Shekhar Sharma and technical assistance by Mr. Ajitkumar K.G., Mr. Diny Mathew, Mr. KV Joseph, Mr. Thomas CA and Mr. Shankar Giri supported by Mr. Gunanand Tiwari, Mr. Vijay Lal, Mr. Ramjas and Mr.Ram Kumar.
Inter School Indian Vocal Music Competition – ‘Saarang’
The Indian Vocal students of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram have won the 1st Position in an Inter School Indian Vocal Music Competition – ‘Saarang’ which was held at Sanskriti School on 19 November 2016.
The names of the winners are as following-
1. Disha Khurana XII-X
2. Dakshaa Kothiyal XII-E
3. Satvik Sagar XII-A
4. Karthik Jain XII-F
5. Sivanta Beera XII-J
6. Rashi Bajaj XII-O
7. Ashray Wadhwa XII-K
8. Divyam Goel XII-K
9. Akarshi Narayan VIII-K
10. Vidhushi X-I
Alphabit 2016 – Inter School IT Event
AlphaBit 2016 was held at Amity International School, Saket on 25th November 2016.
The individual results of our school’s participants are as follows:
Runners Up – Quiz
Second Runners Up – Gaming
Saharsh Vedi [DS+]
Chitralipi – an On-the-Spot Painting Competition
Bipasha Goswami of Class 11-U secured the 3rd position in the Laxman Memorial Inter School Competition held on 11th November 2016. The event was Chitralipi, an On-the-spot painting competition.
She was also awarded the 1st prize in the Senior Category at Rangalaap-Inter School Painting Competition at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.
“SARANG” Western and Indian Music Competition
DPS R.K. Puram took part in the Western and Indian music competition, “SARANG” held in Sanskriti School on 19th November 2016. The school came first overall.
The Western music group who won were as follows:-
1. Raj Bakshi – 10H (1st in solo singing)
2. Vedant Shandilya – 10B( Best vocalist in the band)
3. Udbhav Seth -11J( Best Keyboardist in the band)
2.Udbhav Seth -11J
3 Dev Taneja-11Q
7.Karthik Ram Mamidala-12K
Budding Painters of the School
Yati of class X-B gifted a canvas painting done by her to the Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal on 21st November 2016. It was displayed in an art exhibition held by the student artists of the school during ‘Art Poetica’.
Namya Parekh of Class-11 was honoured with the Anand Gupta Memorial Award along with a cheque of Rupees 1000/- in the 21st All India Inter DPS Children’s Art Competition 2015. The event was hosted by Delhi Public School, Ranipur, Haridwar.
Aanya Trehan of 9L won in the Art Olympiad 2015. She was a Winner in group C (All Three works ) and was awarded a cash Prize of Rs. 2000/- for each work. Small Hand Big Art , in collaboration with Lalit Kala Akademi and Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, powered by The Hindu in School and Hindu Young World, announced the winners of the Annual Art Olympiad 2015-16. These winners were selected by a panel of esteemed judges, based on a rigorous selection criteria. The Art Work of all the winners were displayed at the Exhibition Hall of Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art from 28th -30th May 2016.
Inter-School French Language Festival- ‘Postcards From Paris -2016’
The DPS Society organised an Inter-school French Language Festival “Postcards from Paris-2016” on Saturday, 12 November 2016. The event was hosted by DPS, Mathura Road.
More than 30 schools participated in the event. Our students participated in all the events and they have done the school proud by winning prizes in the following events:
QUIZ COMPETITION : 1ST PRIZE – Shivastu Kartik (10I) and Anurag Gupta (Class 9I)
SHOW AND TELL : 1ST PRIZE – Madhur Dhingra (Class 6)
POSTER MAKING : 2ND PRIZE -Shashwat Raj, Medhavi Devraj, Anshika Kakkar (Class 7)
SPELLBEE : 3RD PRIZE Lavanya Sinha (Class 8G)
Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized the Annual Inter-School Commerce Festival – ‘ComAstitva’, a collaborative effort of the Business Studies, Accounts and Economics departments on 19th November 2016.
ComAstitva was an endeavor aimed at exposing students to the working economic environment of business, commerce and industry, and to provide them with the finest of educational experience. A multitude of innovative and creative competitions were planned to help the students of classes XI and XII to learn, explore and reach beyond their expectations and to emerge as ‘winners’.
The Chief Guest for the day was Dr. Anju Srivastava, Principal, Hindu College, University of Delhi. She was joined by the judges for the onsite events, Dr. Rachna Jawa and Dr. Vandana Jain. Mr. Sharad Kohli who was also one of the judges, joined later. The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest along with the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar. Also present were the Heads of Departments along with their teams of teachers – Mrs. Anu Bhandari (Business Studies), Mrs. Anita Singhal (Economics) and Mrs. Reena Mehta (Accountancy).
The programme began with an instrumental performance by the school orchestra which was followed by a floral welcome extended to the chief guest and the other judges. The cultural programme included the Guruvandana saluting the noble gurus, a musical fusion sung melodiously by the school choir and an enthralling dance performance. Addressing the participants, the Principal, Ms. Sehgal stressed on the importance of enjoying the competition in the true spirit of sportsmanship. The Chief Guest gave her best wishes to the participants and highlighted the importance of commitment in life.
Students from 15 schools took part in the competitive events, which were divided into online and onsite categories. The Online events were ‘Brand-Logue’ where the participants were asked to design an E-catalogue of a designated company; ‘Ecopix’ where the participants had to submit a self-clicked picture depicting a given topic, and ‘Logo Mania’ where the participants designed the logo of a company.
The onsite events were ‘The Curtain Call’ where the participants performed a skit on a given topic; ‘The Young Entrepreneur’ where the participants were asked to make a presentation about the business strategy of an enterprise, and ‘Eco-Biz Quiz’ where the participants were required to clear the preliminary round to reach the final round of the quiz.
The results were declared after the onsite events concluded, and winning teams (as listed below) of each of the events were felicitated by the Principal, Ms. Sehgal with certificates and trophies during the prize distribution ceremony.
|Brand-Logue1st – DPS Vasant Kunj
2nd – Mother’s International School
3rd – DPS Gurgaon, Sector 45
|The Curtain Call1st – DPS Gurgaon, Sector 45
2nd – Bluebells School International
3rd – DPS Vasant Kunj
|Ecopix1st – DPS Gurgaon, Sector 45
2nd – Modern School, Vasant Vihar
3rd – Bluebells School International
|The Young Entrepreneur1st – DPS Vasant Kunj
2nd – GD Goenka, Vasant Kunj
3rd – Modern School, Barakhamba Road
|Logo Mania1st – Modern School, Barakhamba Road
2nd – Gyan Bharti School
3rd – DPS Mathura Road
|Eco-Biz Quiz1st – Modern School, Barakhamba Road
2nd – DPS Dwarka
3rd – DPS Gurgaon, Sector 45
|Overall Trophy Winner: Modern School, Barakhamba Road
Rolling Trophy At Columban Fest
Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram won the Rolling Trophy at the Columban Fest 2016 organised by St. Columba’s on 12th November, 2016.
The First Prize (100 points) was won in“IMPROMPTU: A Socio-Political Discussion”. Jatin Jha (XI ‘F’) and Adarsh Raj Bhatt (XI ‘J’) were the members of the team.
In “ROBO-WARS” also, the first prize (100 points) was bagged. The team comprised Kaushiv (XI) and Shreyas (XII).
The team got the Second Prize (50 points) in “FOOTLOOSE FIESTA (Dance)”. The members were: Vaasav Mittal (XI ‘M’) Shravani Vohra (XI ‘Q’) Rhea Sethi (XI ‘W’) Kanika Goel (XI ‘L’) Manvi Bhatnagar (XI ‘P’) and Preksha Dhingra (XI ‘P’)
The Third Prize (25 points) was won in “CADENCE: (Band Music)” in which the team comprised Vedant Shandilya (X ‘B’) Harshit Arora (XI ‘O’) Swastika Sharma (XI ‘M’) Rishabh Jain (XI ‘O’) Aryaman (XI ‘N’) and Lakshya Grover (XI ‘M’).
The Expressions Theatre Club won the Third Prize (25 points) in “TRISHNA : Just Act (Street Play)”. Mohammad Osaid (XI ‘T’) Stuti Banga (XI ‘X’) Niket K Khadgawat (XI ‘E’) Arnav Singh (XI ‘K’) Suvansh Manektala (XI ‘S’) Mehvash Saiyed (XI ‘X’) Ishita Agnihotri (XI ‘N’) Prakshi Gambhir (XI ‘T’) Dyujoy Majumdar (XI ‘G) and Gayatri Raghunandan (XI ‘X) constituted the team.
Delhi Public School R. K. Puram walked away with the Overall Winner Rolling Trophy.
Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Inter School Art and Poetry Competitions – ‘Art Poetica’
On 16 November 2016, Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the annual Dr. Prem Kirpal Memorial Inter School Art and Poetry Competitions – ‘Art Poetica’ in fond memory of the former Chairman of DPS Society, Dr. P.N. Kirpal.
The Chief Guest at the Prize Distribution Ceremony was Mr. V.K. Shunglu, Chairman of the DPS Society and DPS R.K.Puram Managing Committee. Member of the DPS Society and former Chief Justice of India, Honorable Justice B.N.Kirpal presided over the event and was accompanied by his wife, Mrs.Aruna Kirpal. Other prominent dignitaries who graced the occasion included the Vice Chairman of the DPS Society and Member of the DPS R.K. Puram Managing Committee, Rear Admiral M.M. Chopra; Honorary Treasurer, DPS Society and Vice Chairman of the Managing Committee of DPS R.K Puram, Mr. Pramod Grover; Members of the DPS Society, Dr. (Mrs). Usha Luthra, Mr. Ashok Chandra, Mrs. Namita Pradhan; and Members of the DPS Society and of the Managing Committee of DPS R.K Puram, Prof.B.P. Khandelwal and Mr.V.M.Thapar. The guests were welcomed by the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal; the Vice Principals, Ms. Padma Srinivasan, Dr. Renu Nayar, Ms. Anita Singh, and the Head of the English Department, Ms. Savita Vasesi.
Students from 25 schools took part in the competitive events, ‘Blend Art’, ‘Artistic Poesy’, ‘Lyrical Canvas’, ‘Lime in Rhyme’, ‘Double Harness’, and ‘Stage-A-Verse’. The events were held at various venues simultaneously. Blend Art involved recitation, dramatization, and painting the essence of a poem selected by the participants. In Artistic Poesy, participants were required to compose a ballad based on five paintings. Lyrical Canvas had participants capturing the dominant emotion from a line of a poem. Double Harness required the participants to form couplets based on two prompts, a word, and an emotion given to each student in two rounds. In Stage-A-Verse, participants wrote and enacted a skit in verse on the basis of a given prompt. Lime in Rhyme required the participants to create limericks within a time limit. All of the events were assessed by a team of eminent judges.
The Valedictory function commenced with the lighting of the lamp and the felicitation of the guests. The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, expressed her gratitude to the Kirpal family. She commended the creativity of the participants and congratulated them. The cultural programme consisted of a beautiful musical and theatrical performance by the students of DPS R.K. Puram, illustrating the importance of being original. The Chief Guest, Mr. V.K. Shunglu, addressed the gathering saying that this annual momentous occasion brings together various schools and inculcates in the students a desire to compete and excel. Mr. V.K Shunglu, Justice B.N.Kirpal, and his wife, Mrs. Kirpal, released the English Literary Magazine, ‘The Bubbling Cauldron’,
Blend Art was won by DPS Rohini; the second position was shared by Birla Vidya Niketan and Mother’s International; DPS Vasant Kunj held the third position. The first position in Artistic Poesy was bagged by DPS International; DPS Rohini and G.D. Goenka, Vasant Kunj came second and third respectively. Birla Vidya Niketan won Lyrical Canvas; DPS Vasant Kunj held the second position and DPS Indirapuram came third. In Double Harness, DPS International, DPS Gurgaon, and Tagore International School, East of Kailash came first, second, and third respectively. Modern School, Barakhamba Road bagged the first position in Stage-A-Verse, and were followed by DPS Mathura Road; the third position was shared by Mother’s International and Tagore International School, East of Kailash. The first, second, and third positions in Lime in Rhyme were secured by DPS Indirapuram, DPS Greater Noida, and DPS Gurgaon respectively. The overall winner was DPS Indirapuram .
Ms. Savita Vasesi, Head of the English Department, delivered the vote of thanks and commended all the students and teachers for efforts to make the event a success. The programme concluded with the National Anthem.
The National Inter DPS Hindustani Vocal Music Festival – ‘Swaranjali 2016’
Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram hosted the National Inter DPS Hindustani Vocal Music Festival, “Swaranjali 2016” on 11 November, 2016. The event consisted of two categories, Solo and Group singing.
174 participants from 28 schools competed in the event. The judges for the Group Event were Mrs. Veena Pahari, Assistant Director at the All India Radio and Mrs. Anuradha Kotiyal, who has worked with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and with the All India Radio. The Solo Category was judged by Mrs. Meeta Pandit, a Hindustani classical music exponent and Ms.Sunanda Pathak, vocalist of the Delhi Gharana, author of two books on music and presently working at the University of Delhi.
It was wonderful seeing the students participate with full zest and enthusiasm. In the closing ceremony those present included Shri V.K. Shunglu, Chairman of DPS Society; Dr. Zeenat Khader, Jt Secretary, DPS Society and National convener of the Music Festival; the Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal; Vice Principal and programme Incharge, Ms. Padma Srinivasan; Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar ; Mrs M.Sudeshna , programme coordinator and the complete music department. The Principal, Ms.Vanita Sehgal extended a warm welcome to all the guests. The ceremony had melodious songs by DPS Ranchi, DPS Noida and DPS Ranipur. The Chairman, Shri. V.K. Shunglu addressed the gathering and motivated everyone, “to strike a balance between extra-curriculars and academics to prepare themselves for this competitive world.”
In the Solo Category, the first position was bagged by DPS Ranchi while DPS Noida and DPS Vasant Kunj were the first and second runners-up respectively. In the Group Category, DPS Ranipur came first. DPS Jaipur came second while the second runners-up was DPS Dalegaon. The rolling trophy was awarded to DPS Raipur in the group category while DPS Ranchi was awarded the rolling trophy in the Solo Category.
Dr. Zeenat Khader, national convener gave the vote of thanks and emphasised on the fact that “participation is more important than anything”. It was a great event and at a time when more and more people are being attracted towards Western culture, a competition of classical music is indeed a great step to revive our traditions.
Aptitude Talent Hunt 2016
The Times NIE and Career Launcher held an Inter-school “Aptitude Talent Hunt 2016” felicitation ceremony at “The Constitutional Club of India” on Sunday, 13 November 2016.
More than 100 schools participated in the aptitude test from the NCR. Our students participated in the first level test which was conducted within the school premises. 4000 students were shortlisted for the 2nd level test, which was conducted at an external center. Parrisha Jain from class VII-I, did the school proud by winning “Rank 2nd in the NCR for class VII”. She was awarded a Certificate, Trophy, an Amazon Kindle and 75% discount on career launcher fees.
CODE 2016 – Inter School IT Event
CODE 2016 was held at Apeejay School, Noida on 10th-11th November 2016.
The individual results of our school’s participants are as follows:
Movie Making – Winners
Photography – Runners Up
Absolute Maxima- -An Inter-School Mathematics Contest
The students of DPS R.K.Puram participated in Absolute Maxima-An Inter-School Mathematics Contest at Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan on 5th November, 2016. Harit Gangwani(7-C),Kritik Mahajan(6-E), Aditya Pannu(6-E) and Bhavya Jain(7-J) secured the 3rd position in the event ‘Battle of Wits’. In the event Mathematical Paradigm, the participants were Eesha Shekhar(9-J) and Sanya Sharma(8-J).In Mathematical Tripos the participants were Anshuman Gupta(11-J) and Shreya Goyal(10-L)
Axiom 2016 was held at Delhi Public School, Dwarka on 25th and26thOctober
The Team of DPS R.K.Puram bagged the OVERALL WINNERS TROPHY.
The individual results are as follows:
Quiz – Winners
Minbender – Winners
Olympiad – Winners
Decryptx– Second position
Problem Solving – Third position
Congratulations to all the Winners!
Life Mosaic 2016 at Tagore International School Vasant Vihar
Shivin Uppal of XI-P and Suvansh Manektala of XI-S won the 2nd prize in the Pitchers.Comm, an impromptu business and finance related pitch competition at Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar on 17 August 2016.
Parliamentary Debate at Convent at Jesus and Mary’s
A team comprising Praneesh Goel (XII-S), Ankita Gupta (XII-V), Suvansh Manektala (XI-S) and Angelina Dash (XI-W), won the best team in the preliminary round of the prestigious Sr. Dorothy Debate. Ankita was awarded the best speaker, while Suvansh bagged the second best speaker award.
Rotary Club Debate
DPS R.K.Puram children win Rolling Trophy in the Rotary Club Debate
Niket Krishna Khadgawat of XI E and Tejasvi Dwivedi of XI-E participated in the Rotary Club Debate held on 5th November 2016 .They won the Rolling Trophy.
DPS Vasant Kunj Adsact
Students from the Expressions Theatre Club, in a team comprising of five students- Geetansh Sahni (XII-P), Tanoy Majumdar (XII-M), Dyujoy Majumdar (XI-G), Mohammad Osaid (XI-T) and Suvansh Manektala (XI-S) bagged the first prize in the event, ‘Ad-Mad’ at the annual interschool festival ‘Arthashastra and Confest’ organised by Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj on 4th of November, 2016. The students had to clear a preliminary round by submitting their entries online, and the top 10 teams were called to perform in the finals on the day of the event. In the final round, the students had to prepare a three minute advertisement on the topic ‘Dhoni’s Stress Buster Hit’ which they aced at.
(Teacher Incharge Ms. Sudeepta Chatterjee)
India Today Debate at Vasant Valley School
A team comprising Adit Bharadwaj (XII-X) , Ankita Gupta (XII-V), Suvansh Manektala (XI-S), and Angelina Dash (XI-W) represented the school at the national level India Today Cup.
Adit was awarded the second best speaker.
A team comprising Aditya Soni of XII-O, Ankita Gupta of XII-V and Suvansh Manektala, XI-S were the runners up in the debate. Ankita was declared the best speaker in the semi finals, while Aditya was awarded the best speaker in the preliminary round.