Srinagar, Sep 26 (UNI) The final debate on Gandhian philosophy in which 19 students from different colleges and schools of the state will participate, will be telecast live on October 2, the birthday of Mahatama Gandhi from here on national channel.
This was stated by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad during an interaction with principals of degree college of Kashmir division today.
He said the concluding round of the debate on Gandhian philosophy and its relevance in the 21st century would be telecast live by Doordarshan on October 2 as was agreed by Information and Broadcating Minister, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi.
Mr Munsi said the concluding event would be telecast live on national channel, Mr Azad informed.
The interaction was organised to have the feedback on educational and other curricular activities and construction projects especially in the newly set up degree colleges.
The Chief Minister was informed that 11 college students, six from Kashmir valley and five from Jammu division, have made it to the final round of the debate to be held on Gandhi Jayanti at the SKICC here.
In the schools category, eight students--four each from Kashmir and Jammu division-- have been selected for the culminating round.
The Chief Minister said the final round of the competition would be simultaneously held for both college and school students.
In both the categories there would be four prizes including Ist prize of Rs one lakh, 2nd prize of Rs 50,000 and two 3rd prizes of Rs 25,000.
The winners would also be given trophies and certificates.
He said the prize money involved in the debate is the biggest amount to be given away in the country to students in a debate like this.
He said the live telecast of the event would encourage holding of such debates in other parts of the country also.
The Chief Minister was told that there was exceptionally good response from students to the debate and participants were very enthusiastic.