On the 24th of September, 2015, the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) had organized the National Finals of the prestigious Frank Anthony Memorial All-India Inter School Debate Competition. The debate was held in Carman School, Dehradun. This debate, which is held every year, is conducted in 3 rounds – the Preliminary Regional round, followed by the Zonal and finally the Nationals. There are two categories – Category I for seniors and Category II for the juniors. This year, Loyola School managed to reach and National Finals in both the categories and secure the 1st Runners-Up and the 2nd Runners-Up position in Categories I and II respectively.
In the senior category, Loyola was represented by Ritwik Mehta (XII) and Muskan Mascharak (XI). The topic for the debate was – ‘Love thy neighbour is just not possible in today’s political atmosphere.’ 6 schools had participated in this category and Loyola got the 2nd position while Muskan also got the 2nd Best Speaker position. The participants received a cash prize of Rs. 3000 each in the Best Team category while Muskan also won Rs. 3000 for the Best Speaker Category.
In the junior category, Loyola was represented by Swayam Banerjee (X) and Aditya Nath (IX). The topic for their debate was – ‘The Internet has tolled the death knell of family life. ’ 8 school from all across the nation had participated and Loyola won the 3rd position. Both the participants received Rs. 2000 each for their performance.