TOP FOUR TAMILNADU STUDENTS EMERGE FROM U.S.-INDIA CONSTITUTIONAL LAW DEBATE

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TOP FOUR TAMILNADU STUDENTS EMERGE FROM U.S.-INDIA CONSTITUTIONAL LAW DEBATE

 August 19,2019

Chennai:  More than 96 students representing various institutions in TamilNadu  participated in the Comparative U.S.-India Constitutional Law Debate conducted at The Tamilnadu Dr Ambedkar Law University, Chennai on August 19.  Organized by the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai and Loyola College, the debate aims to foster a greater respect and understanding for the constitutional values shared by the world’s oldest and largest democracies.

Mr Arun Thiruvengadam professor,School of Policy and Governance, Azim Premji University, Ms.Sara Greengrass Political Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, Mr. Lakshmi Narayan Attorney High Court of Madras( Judges) graced the valedictory and announced the top four TamilNadu students who will debate against their peers from Karnataka and Kerala during the final debate round in Chennai, September 14.

Selected students from Round 2 in Tiruchirapalli:

1.Anita Elizebeth Jose from WCC College

2.Pavithra Sundararajn from School of excellence in law

3.Kailash Gowthaman from Loyola College

4.Pranov Suresh from Loyola College

Moulik D. Berkana, Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General in Chennai said, “We see this debate among undergraduate students as an exercise itself in democratic thought and free expression.  India and the United States share enduring interests and values, and our partnership stands upon a shared commitment to democracy and the rule of law.” The debate was conducted in four locations in South India; Kochi, Bangalore, Trichy & Chennai.

4 winners were selected from each center and the 16 winners selected in these rounds will compete each other on the finale on September 14th 2019 .  The top four from each city will participate in the final round in Chennai on September 14.  The winner of the final round in Chennai will receive a MacbookPro as the first prize and subscriptions to prominent resource databases about law and a trophy.  All the participants will receive certificates.

Interested students can view a full description of the debate competition on the U.S. Consulate General Chennai Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/chennai.usconsulate .  To sign up, please contact the event coordinator at 94489-76833

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