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South Field College Darjeeling wins Kurseong debate contest

South Field College Darjeeling wins Kurseong debate contestSouth Field College, Darjeeling, won the inter-college ‘Late DB Chettri and Late Maya Devi Chettri Memorial Debate competition 2014’ organised by the oldest organisation of the Gorkha Community in India, the Gorkha Jan Pustakalay, at Raj Rajeshwari Hall Kurseong.
The competition is organised every year in memory of the late Chettri couple, but this year, the event was also dedicated to the Late Prem Pradhan, a social worker and a member of the Jan Pustakalay, who died this year.
The debate was won by Mirik College last year.
The Late DB Chettri was the former chairman of Kurseong Municipality as well as the founding father of Kurseong College, while his wife Maya Devi Chettri was the first woman Rajya Sabha Member from the Gorkha community.
The debate today on “For women empowerment, they themselves should come forward”, students of South Field College, Darjeeling, was for it, while the Cluny Woman’s College in Kalimpong spoke against it. Among the 10 participants, the best debater award was won by Sister Paskaleena Lepcha of the Cluny Woman’s College.
The chief guest at the programme was Radhika Pradhan, the former headmistress of Dowhill School, Kurseong, and the elected national vice-president of Bharat Scouts and Guides. The president for the debate was Rabin Pradhan, the President of the Gorkha Jan Pustakalay.
Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) member and Woman and Child Welfare Department chief, GTA, Prabha Chettri,   appreciated the event.
“Such programmes are good for women in the region, and they have staged it very well,” she said.

Source: sns

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