This debate, as a pride for Yale which was started in 2008 as an internal competition; it has since over the years grown to become a national event, the university said in a statement. Debate witness participation from undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty from Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York University, Cornell, Wellesley, UCLA, Welseyan and Texas. It's a platform for students to debate issues of social, economic and political relevance.
The annual Yale Hindi Debate was conceptualized and founded by Nikhil Sud, a 2006 graduate of St.Columbia's school in New Delhi and 2010 graduate of Yale College who is now studying at the Yale Law School. Sud said “It has been an incredibly gratifying experience to have founded the Yale Hindi Debate and to have been able to nurture it, making it bigger and better every year”.
In the statement, the university said the Yale Hindi Debate has truly emerged as one of the most unique and significant efforts of the Yale India Initiative and the growth of South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University, but also transcends it, as the issue debated pertain to society as a whole, not only to remembers of the South Asian Community.
Source : TOI