The Crossfire Connoisseur Competition
To hone the debating skills of the students, Laurels School International witnessed ‘The
Crossfire Connoisseur’ on October 6, 2018. The topic for the debate was ‘Freedom of press
or liberal media-A boon or hindrance to the growth of a country’ which was proposed by the
famous screenwriter, actor and director, Mr. Amole Gupte.
The jury members for this competition were Mr. Amay Khurasiya, Dr. Rekha Acharya and
Dr.Rachanaa Datey. Students from various renowned schools like the St. Raphael’s, Queens’
College, Shishukunj International School, Sri Sathya Sai Vidhya Vihar, The Emerald Heights
International School and Laurels School International – the host school actively participated
in the event. All the participants put forth their views for and against the motion.
Queens’ College walked away with the rolling trophy for “The Best Team”
Miss Batul Kamrey from Queens’ College was adjudged as ‘The Best Speaker’ and was
awarded with a cash prize of 7000 and a certificate of merit.
The 1 st runners-up was Ms. Ketki Pole of St. Raphael’s H. S. School who received a cash
prize of 5000 and a certificate. The 2 nd runners –up for the competition was Mast. Aman
Khullar of Shishukunj International School who received a cash prize of 3000 and a
certificate of merit. The CMD Dr. John M. Chacko, the Directors, Ms. Jaya Chacko and Ms.
Jennifer Chacko, Principal, Dr. Anshu Deshmukh, Vice Principal Ms. Thara Nair and HR
Head Mr. Anil Chhiber along with the judges awarded the winners. The Vote of thanks was
proposed by the Executive School Captain Mast. Vasu Garg.