The Emerald Heights International School


Emeralite Purab Seth represented India in the Online World Schools Debating Championship 2020

We are proud to share that Purab Seth Class X of the Emerald Heights was selected in the Indian National Debating Squad 2020 for the Online World Schools Debating Championship 2020, world’s most prestigious debating competition for high school students. There were more than thousand students from all across the country competing. A team of five students was selected and trained for more than five months by the Indian Schools Debating Society to participate in the world championship. The team was trained by some of the best debaters of the world, including Dhruva Bhat (Harvard and Oxford), Sayeqa Islam (one of the world’s best debating coaches) and Varshini Venkatesh. The competition was originally supposed to take place in Mexico, but was taken online due to COVID-19 global pandemic. There were more than sixty countries participated in the championship. Team India beat Indonesia, Mongolia, Bangladesh and New Zealand on motions ranging from “This House prefers a world where all land was held in government trust and leased out on limited-term contracts” to “This House would replace human judgment with computer algorithms in criminal sentencing decisions.” Team India stood among the Top-12 teams in their division.