GUWAHATI, Jan 20 - Former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma will chair the North East India Inter College Debating Competition being organised by Sonapur College at 10 am on January 28.
The topic of the debate is, �Cultural Pluralism is more important than Cultural Nationalism for a strong India�.
The debaters can speak either in English or in Assamese. The organising committee has requested the principals of the colleges of the region to send teams, each comprising two debaters � one to speak for the motion and the other to speak against it.
The organisers said in a statement that the winners would be awarded the Sinam Uriba Singh memorial prizes, which comprise trophies and cash.
The best and the second best debater will be awarded Rs 10,000 and Rs 7,000 respectively, while the third best debater will receive Rs 5,000, besides memorial trophies. Similarly, the best team and the second best team will be honoured with Rs 5,000 and Rs 3,000, besides memorial trophies. For details interested participants may visit the Sonapur College website, the statement added.