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NATIONAL DIALOGUE  COMPETITION 2.0

In these tough times of the COVID-19 Pandemic when most of the debates and open discussions have stood cancelled, we decided to take the initiative to ensure that the process of learning does not stop. This online space is where our delegates gather to discuss and debate.
When
13-Sep-2020, 10:00 am
Where
Online

About the Event

About Wordict

Wordict is an initiative by a trio of law students, which aims to bring forth a platform, where we decode the law, to ease understanding and manifest diverse views. We take the responsibility to provide efficient written content in the form of case briefs, op-eds, legal articles, and socio-legal issues, to help the readers imbibe a habit of analysing and better decision making.

About Competition

In these tough times of the COVID-19 Pandemic when most of the debates and open discussions have stood cancelled, we decided to take the initiative to ensure that the process of learning does not stop. This online space is where our delegates gather to discuss and debate. It is the equivalent to a classroom or auditorium. This online forum with easy-to-use technology makes a virtual space come to life as a platform for open discussion among individuals on a specific agenda. Group Discussions are one of the most underrated but important skills that a person must possess and further it also enhances the research skills. In order to maintain continuous learning for all the students and to ensure the development of all, we have come up with Dialogue where you will get a chance to share -your views with others and also win exciting prizes. We have chosen the Agenda “Should Asian Democracies allow succession of Close Relatives to Top Posts?” for the discussion as the recent Sushant Singh Rajput’s Case has highlighted the Topic of Nepotism. With this idea, WORDICT assembled a team of avid law students and came up with this
endeavour.

Competition Details

Date and Time for Dialogue: September 13th, 2020 Sunday | 10 AM to 01 PM1
Mode of Conduct: Google Meet
Language: English

REGISTRATION
Early Bird Registration: 10th – 25th August 2020 | 100Rs.
Round 2 Registration Fee: 26th August – 4
th September 2020 | 150Rs.

Round 3 Registration Fee: 5th – 12th September 2020 | 200Rs.

Awards

• The Best Speaker shall get ₹1500 and a certificate of merit.
• The Second-Best Speaker shall get ₹900, and a certificate of merit.

• The one winning the Verbattle round shall get ₹500 and a certificate of merit.
• All the participants shall get an e-certificate of participation.
• Top Delegates will get 25% off discount coupon of Explorevio’s partner venues of exclusive vacation stays home, which can be redeemed with each booking made at booking.explorevio.com.
• Top Delegates will also get a chance to have goodies and merchandise from Explorevio.
• Winners will get FREE ENTRIES in the similar Upcoming Competitions organized MANCH, GNYP and Optimistic Talks.
• Top Delegates will get an Internship Opportunity at National Speakers Assembly and All India Student Association.

Bureau

The Bureau will be composed of two Panellists and a Moderator. Members of the Bureau will be in charge of the conduct of Dialogue and the application of the rules. The Panellists are responsible for the procedural functions of the simulation and for ensuring that these functions are carried out in an efficient and smooth manner. They will maintain the list of speakers and will keep track of other administrative duties as required. Panellists will ensure that the dialogue is conducted in the manner he/she deems appropriate, in the light of the Rules of Procedure and his/her understanding of the mandate and the wishes of the agenda.


*Panellists will be revealed a few days before the Competition.

Procedure/Rules

1. The introduction and rules of the dialogue will be mentioned by the moderator before the dialogue starts.
2. As the dialogue begins, each participant as will be mentioned by the moderator according to the contingent slot list has to put forward his speech.
3. Each participant has to prepare, both for and against the motion.
4. The competition will be divided into 2 sessions. The first session for all participants will be for the motion and session 2 will be including the speeches for against the motion.
5. The total time for the speech will be 4 minutes, i.e. (2 minutes for the motion and 2 minutes against the motion).
6. The participants will need to write down the rebuttal points of the other speakers, in order to interject them in the last VerBattle round.
7. The VerBattle round is an open question floor round, in which each participant can put their questions to anyone (the question shall not exceed 10 seconds) and the other speaker to whom the question is raised will answer it. (In not more than 30 seconds)


Total tentative time for the dialogue: 3 hours.

Code of Conduct

The purpose of this Dialogue is to model the best practices of discussion, cooperation, and constructive debate irrespective of an individual’s race, gender, political or sexual orientation, age, or nationality. To that end, all participants agree to adhere to the following Code of Conduct.
• Respectful spoken and written language at all times (no flaming or personal attacks on fellow participants).
• Courteous behaviour towards moderators, panellists and others assisting in the program
• Timely communication with fellow members
• Participants of Dialogue are reminded of the following:
• Recorded sessions, as well as associated materials used for publicity and orientations, are the property of Dialogue, and can only be used for the purposes for which they were intended.
• It is the responsibility of all participants to know and abide by the laws of the state which govern their internet use and general conduct.

• Failure to abide by the Code of Conduct will result in a warning and possible suspension from Dialogue.
• If a participant fails to enter the Dialogue before Speakers List is drafted, his participation stands cancelled.
Absence from the forum: If a participant leaves the debate for a prolonged period of time, you must inform the moderator of your absence by a private message.
Like a face to face debate, it is expected that the participants will remain present unless there are extenuating circumstances. If a participant is unable to continue the debate, they are to sign out, he/she may inform the Moderator who shall make note of the departure.
Technical Problems: If a delegate loses connection or computer crashes, delegates should simply sign back in using their link. Send a message to the Tech Moderator, or any Moderator, via email, Facebook, or WhatsApp if you need additional assistance and are for some reason locked out of the
discussion.
• Speeches: A list of speakers will be made with the order of speakers. The Moderator shall prepare this list and call upon the speakers in the order in which their names are mentioned in the list. The time allocated to speakers is limited to 2 minutes each (for and against). Interventions on procedural questions in the verbattle round shall not exceed ideally, 10 seconds and answers to them shall be concluded in 30 seconds. When debate is limited and a speaker exceeds the allotted time, the Panellist can deduct the marks for the same.


NOTE- All the participants are requested to attend the whole session with their cameras on.

Ms Alisha Sharma: +91-9667557624
Ms Aastha Tyagi: +91-9312454825
Mr. Arihant Tiwari: +91-7999852459

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