DPS R.K. Puram organised the 14th Annual Dhruv Rajgharia Memorial Debate on 21 August 2015. The debate is held every year in the memory of Dhruv Rajgarhia, a student of the school who passed away in 2002. The debate was instituted by Shri K.L. Rajgarhia in 2002. 14 schools from all over Delhi and NCR participated in it. Mrs Vandana Tandon, Freelance Trainer at The Times of India; Mr Rajesh Mahapatra, the Executive Editor at Hindustan Times and Mr Arjun Khera, an eminent lawyer at the Delhi High Court, judged the competition. The Principal, Dr D.R. Saini; Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta; Ms Anuradha Dang, in charge of activities and Mr and Mrs Rajgarhia, parents of Dhruv Rajgarhia were present on the occasion.
The participants were given an hour and a half to prepare their arguments on the topics which were given to them on the spot through a draw of lots. Each team consisted of 3 members- one for the motion, one against and one interjector. All the contestants presented immaculate arguments on topics like ‘The present system of education is producing drones’ and ‘People who share selfies tend to be more narcissistic’ and quoted celebrated intellectuals like Sylvia Plath, George Bernard Shaw and Martin Luther King Jr.
The judges and the Vice Principal commended the participants. The results were as follows:
Individual prizes for best speaker:
1st position- Jihun, DPS International
2nd position- Karmanya Oberoi, Springdales Dhaula Kuan
3rd position- Shubhankar Mukherjee, DPS R.K. Puram
Jai Khajuria, DPS R.K. Puram