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Live life and analyse all the way?

KGMU VICE Chancellor Prof Mahendra Bhandari?s team lost a verbal battle to the Medical University Dean, Prof SK Agrawal?s team on Saturday. The occasion was the annual debate at the varsity and this year, the topic was ?Live life, don?t analyze? in the Browne Hall of the Administrative Block.

india Updated: Apr 16, 2006 00:16 IST

KGMU VICE Chancellor Prof Mahendra Bhandari’s team lost a verbal battle to the Medical University Dean, Prof SK Agrawal’s team on Saturday. The occasion was the annual debate at the varsity and this year, the topic was ‘Live life, don’t analyze’ in the Browne Hall of the Administrative Block.

The V-C’s team included Dr Anoop Wahal, Dr Ramakant, Dr Vinod Jain and Dr Manish Singh. Prof Agarwal’s team included Dr Rashmi Kumar, Dr Apul Goel, Dr Amita Mishra and Dr Vimla Venkatesh. V-C’s team spoke for themotion. The VC’s team peppered their arguments with several examples about Nature and quoted from the Bhagvad Gita which states, one must live life in a righteous way and leave the analysis and worries for God to take care of.

Dr Vinod Jain correlated the working of Nature with that of human beings. He said when Nature does not think over giving food and water to human beings, why should humans analyse everything before they do anything.

“Think, if every time we consider the pros and cons of making friends first, then, one would never make a friend ever. If every action is analysed, it would only make one selfish and progress in life would come to a standstill,” said Dr Jain as part of the V-C’s team.

On the contrary, the Dean’s team managed to convince the judges in a better manner. They said if life was lived without analysis, human beings would live like dogs and donkeys, who never think about what they are doing. They said, dogs can be made to behave like human beings if they are given the capacity to analyse and correct their behaviour, but human beings can never become dogs!

Quoting from the work of famous poet Firaq Gorakhpuri, speakers in the Dean’s team said the poet had said, ‘live and let live’ but this was after much thinking and analysis that there should be a world where everyone should survive.

Judges Dr Madhu Srivastava, Dr Prabhat Sithole and Dr Nuzhat Hussain also liked the arguments presented by the Dean’s team and the winner’s cup was handed over to them. Of course, finally, the V-C also admitted that for a progressive life, analysis was essential.

First Published: Apr 16, 2006 00:16 IST