Active GD- Compulsory teaching of the Bhagavad Gita as part of the curriculum- Best Participants!Friends, as you all are aware, the thread Should compulsory teaching of the Bhagavad Gita be a part of the curriculum submitted by Partha Kansabanik was subsequently converted into an Active GD taking into consideration the potential it had for a debate.
Though the number of participants was not very encouraging, we are glad to say that those who participated came up with some good and valid arguments for and against the topic and could keep the discussion alive. After having gone through all the responses and assessing the points put forth by individual members, we have selected four best participants in this GD and they, in the order of merit, are-
1) Ramakrishna Kambhampati
3) Joyshree and
The best participants will get a reward of Rs 100/- each. Other eligible members, if any, will also be given some additional points and cc against the best response posted by them.
I would like to register my special appreciation for Lonika who had joined the discussion with some good points and had exhibited the potential to be a good contender for the best participant award in future GDs. And, a special thanks to Sun for his timely interventions that has helped in maintaining the tempo of the discussion and to all those who participated actively in the GD.
A special note
Members are requested to-
*read and understand a GD topic properly before coming up with arguments.
*stick to the topic. Do not deviate from the main subject. It is quite natural to draw connections or make references but one must make it a point to get back to the topic of discussion. Any deviation from the main topic that is likely to affect the flow of a discussion is not advisable.
*try to add on or elaborate on points already submitted instead of harping on the same point in different words time and again.
*avoid getting personal. Each participant in a debate is free to choose his stand and though one can and has to challenge and try to disprove another's point, it should be limited to the views only and not on a personal level. Let us not discard dignity and decency for the sake of cementing a view.
*The editor who is moderating a GD will have the final say (in consultation with the team) in matters of dispute and a point or guidance put forth as a response by the moderator need not be responded to by the participating members.
Hope all our members who are regular participants in GDs and those who are planning to take part in future GDs may kindly note the above points for compliance please.
We are planning to conduct Active GD more frequently provided we have the co-operation and support of our learned members.
Friends join me in congratulating the best participants of this Active GD!