For the first time in ISDS history, Team India reached the Finals of the World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) 2018, winning the Silver. Team India debaters were felicitated for this incredible achievement in Chennai by the Indian Schools Debating Society (ISDS) and the Ramco Group.
The World Schools Debating Championship 2018 was held at Zagreb, Croatia from July 17th to 27th. For the first time in ISDS history, Team India reached the Semi-Finals and Finals of WSDC, winning the Silver against Team China.
At WSDC 2017 conducted from August 1-11 in Bali, Indonesia, Team India made it to quarterfinals and had a speaker rank in the top 10 speakers of the tournament for the first time ever! The team comprised of Chaitanya Kediyal (The Doon School, Dehradun), Dhananjay Ashok (The International School, Bangalore), Hemanth Chakravarthy (PSBB KK Nagar, Chennai), Karthik Tadepalli (from National Public School, Bangalore) and Tejas Subramaniam (PSBB KK Nagar, Chennai) broke records.
This team went on to win all their in rounds on April 29th, breaking first to the final with a perfect score. They then went on to win the final with gusto – Tejas was adjudged best speaker at the tournament, and Harsith tied at second!
Team ISDS (Indian Schools Debating Society) representing India and comprising of 4 exceptionally talented debating champions, shone brightby winning the 3rd Asia World Schools Debating Championship (AWSDC), held between 6th and 10th July, at Bangkok.