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education Updated: Nov 18, 2010 10:48 IST

Stephen’s wins gambit 2010
Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) organised Gambit 2010, the original parliamentary debate, exclusively for freshers, from October 29 to 31. It followed the three-on-three debate format and saw participation from colleges like Hindu College, Hansraj College, Ramjas, St Stephens and LSR, as well national teams from NLU Jodhpur, IIT Bombay, NLIU Bhopal and other prominent Indian colleges, making the festival bigger than it has ever been.

The topic for the final was, “This house being the BJP High Command will field Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate in the next general elections”.

St Stephen’s College defeated Shri Venkateshwara College to win Gambit, 2010. There were additionaly prizes for winning adjudicators and best speaker.

The event saw sponsorship from Ernst and Young, which has supported various debating events in SRCC in the past, Westin, the water partners, Uni Style Image, as styling partners, HT Horizons, the media partners who gave the event excellent coverage, and Xtra Premium Petrol. The event was also supported by

Alchemist, Delhi Commission for Women, Youth ki Aawaz, JAM, Zion, Dainik Jagaran and CAD-B.

AVIVA Great Wall
The Aviva Great Wall of Education, a book donation drive for underprivileged children, presented by the Hindustan Times, culminated in a book distribution ceremony on November 15. Minister of State for Communications and IT, Sachin Pilot, along with Gaurav Rajput, associate director - marketing, Aviva India, Hindustan Times resident editor Sudeep Mukhia, and DLF Place, Saket vice president Arindam Kunar presented more than 1.36 lakh books to the representatives of Save the Children India, Khushii and recycling partner, Handpaper.

As part of Aviva’s Street to School programme, the books from the Wall will be used to move thousands of underprivileged children closer towards education.

The event was attended by close to 200 children from select schools across Delhi, who have participated in the donation drive.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajput said, “At Aviva, we believe that ‘education is insurance’ and we are truly grateful to the people of Delhi for making the Aviva Great Wall of Education a big success. We have collected more than 136,370 books here compared to 123,000 books collected last year. It is indeed a great encouragement for us to work towards building a brighter future for the underprivileged children by helping them into education. We appreciate the patronage of the people of Delhi towards this noble cause.”

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