National Social Debates Forum (NSDF)

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Every person should express opinions openly, only then will the Government know what people want. Common people expressing opinions in elaborate debate format will spread awareness as well as bring out suggestions for betterment of the nation. It will be our responsibility to ensure the expressed thoughts reach up to the people who may make a difference.

Why do you want to be just a spectator?

Why don't you challenge opinions of “experts”?

Most of the educated and contributing section of India discusses social issues only in private conversations or social media. May be 0.000001% of posts / comments on social media by common people get noticed. Their opinions never come out; ‘leaders’ easily pressurize appointed committees with misguided people; or in many cases engaged paid ‘protestors’. Policy makers make policies or amendments to policies for political benefits; which get perceived as beneficial by the ill-informed, but in reality may prove detrimental to the country. With more and more educated common people openly discussing and debating the subject; more and more ill-informed people will understand the benefits / drawbacks. Join us toward Nation Building in a positive and (civilized educated) democratic way.

We understand that common people have many thoughts and want to participate in debates on social issues to voice out their opinions. Wherever possible, NSDF shall also invite public servants / representative, known / eminent personalities etc to debates. This will be a “bridge” to put across views, opinions and ideas of common people on social topics toward Nation Building through face-to-face (live) debates. You may choose to Register for one debate or Register for Multiple Debates.

Please feel free to contact us on myapsaramedia@gmail.com or 96878 77799 if you are a part of an Institute / Organization that may be interested to Join Us as partners to Host NSDF Debates.

Every Indian Has A Responsibility To Voice Out Opinion
On Matters That Affect Their Future Directly

NSDF Objective

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• 1. Create a platform from where views, opinions and ideas of common people will be heard to the extent of being noticed by the people; and ultimately the lawmakers.

• 2. Create better awareness on the topic for people to form well informed opinions with unmanipulated opinions or perceptions of “experts”.

• 3. Publish the debates (live or recorded) on an open media for people to endorse or oppose views.

Every Indian Has A Responsibility To Voice Out Opinion
On Matters That Affect Their Future Directly

NSDF Outcome

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A comprehensive report with feedback / suggestions / recommendations based on reviews and debates to be sent to Ministry of Social Justice; Ministry of HRD & Education; and other relevant functionaries in all States. The report will also be shared on social media. The report will include

  • 1. List mentioning participating organizations, institutes etc
  • 2. Best thoughts and contributors of best thoughts
  • 3. Special write ups from top teams
  • 4. Special write ups from Institutes involved as ‘Hosts’
  • 5. Special write ups from district level winners onward

Every Indian Has A Responsibility To Voice Out Opinion
On Matters That Affect Their Future Directly

NSDF Plan

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• 1. National Social Debates Forum will run a series of debates on two topics annually.

• 2. We will offer a readymade project to Institutes / Organizations in different cities to be part of the series of debates that goes through District, State / Zonal Rounds up to a National Finale.

• 3. Debates shall be open to all. (People who seriously want to voice out opinions and contribute to Nation Building).

• 4. Best participants shall progress from District level to State / Zonal and National Finale of debates in a competitive format.

Every Indian Has A Responsibility To Voice Out Opinion
On Matters That Affect Their Future Directly

NSDF Flow

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On registering, participants shall follow @Myapsaramedia on Twitter. They shall start with debating on this platform to be selected for face-to-face debates at the location selected. (District Round)

District and State / Zonal debate sessions shall generally happen between

  • 1. April and July with the Finale in August.
  • 2. October to December with Finale in January.
  • Please note that purpose of this project is not just a Debate Competition; purpose is to spread awareness with right thoughts, bring out opinions of common people to reach lawmakers; and attempt to get the required change.

    Every Indian Has A Responsibility To Voice Out Opinion
    On Matters That Affect Their Future Directly

    NSDF Rewards

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  • Certificate to all participants
  • Certificate / Trophies for Exemplary Writing Skills
  • Certificate / Trophies for Exemplary Oratory Skills
  • Rewards (including cash rewards) to best participants.
  • Felicitation & Recognition
  • Honors and writing opportunity in project report.
  • Offers of paid internships / representation to selected
  • Elders & Education Institutes Have A Responsibility
    To Encourage Students To Voice Out Their Opinion On Social Issues

    NSDF - FAQ

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    1. What topics will be debated in National Social Debates Forum?

  • A: Different topics of social and National importance shall be selected for each series of debates.
  • 2. Do I have to engage in debates on Twitter to qualify for face-to-face debates?

  • A: Responding to questions posted on Twitter will give us an idea of your position on the topic, which will help us form groups for face-to-face debates. Secondly, one of the purposes of NSDF is to spread awareness about the chosen topic, with unbiased opinions of educated people from different walks of life.
  • 3. Do I qualify for all face-to-face debates if I get involved on Twitter debate?

  • A: Not necessarily, one of the purpose to start with Twitter debate is to identify competent participants. Your responses on Twitter debate will prove your knowledge and competence to debate face-to-face on the topic.
  • 4. Who judge and on what parameters?

  • A: Different people will go through responses and give a rating on a scale of 10. Basic Parameters are:
    • 1. Are responses logical?
    • 2. Are responses expressed with own words, or just compilation of quotes of others?
  • 5. How will I know if I am selected for face-to-face debates?

  • A: Through Email / WhatsApp and shall be posted on Twitter as well. It is advisable to regularly check this website; and our Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • 6. Will you be making travel and stay arrangements if I get invited for the debates at other centers / Zonal or National Finale?

  • A: For most debates travel and stay arrangements only for Finale shall be done from our side; however it will be decided from debate to debate.
  • 7. Will the debates be covered by any channel?

  • A: We shall invite many news channels to cover the debates, however are unsure of full coverage / programming. Our edited programs shall be sent to news channels for their news reports. The debates shall be made live on multiple social media platforms by multiple users. Participants or audience may also record / telecast live on social media.
  • For any other queries send an email to myapsaramedia@gmail.com

    Elders & Education Institutes Have A Responsibility
    To Encourage Students To Voice Out Their Opinion On Social Issues