Debating Matters India is jointly organised by the British Council India and the Institute of Ideas and has successfully completed its second year in India with plans already underway for year three. WORLDbytes volunteers were delighted to be asked to edit this short glimpse of this year’s event. Filmed by Syncline Films PVT Ltd, Debating Matters India 2009-10 is kindly supported by Shell Companies India and The Wellcome Trust. Speaking about the event as a whole, Sir Mark Walport said: “I’ve seen a series of terrific, first class debates here, demonstrating that these are hard working and thoughtful young people”. WORLDbytes Director Ceri Dingle said “Watching many of the filmed debates from DM India has been an inspiration, encouraging young people across the globe to engage with ideas and issues of substance, is exactly the material our Citizen TV channel seeks to provide a platform for. We look forward to editing further Debating Matters debates from the UK & India and showcasing these on WORLDbytes.
- Institute of Ideas Debating Matters Competition: website