Amity Law School, Noida, the debating society of ALSN, presents VERBUM BELLUM 3.0! 24.08.2023 & 25.08.2023!


India, in the last decade, has cemented itself as a leader for progressive nations that has displayed courage in handling international crisis and came up with unique solutions and insights. Whether it Covid-19 pandemic or Russia- Ukraine crisis, India has cemented it’s multilateral and issue-based orientation. India’s presidency of the G20 comes at a time when India is playing a central role in navigating such tribulations in international arena. This can be understood from the fact that India has played a critical role in shaping the global decision on a variety of crucial agendas including digital revolution, sustainable development etc.

Amity Law School, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh is celebrating this momentous achievement by organizing Verbum Bellum 3.0 on ‘India’s Presidency of G20’ to spread awareness among the students about the significance of this glorious occasion.

India and India’s G20 Presidency

The Group of Twenty (G20) is an intergovernmental forum that comprises of nineteen countries. The G20 members together hold about two- third of world’s population, around 85 percent of the global GDP and over 75 percent of global trade. The G20 came into existence in 1999 after Asian financial crisis as a forum for finance ministers to discuss global financial crisis. However, after 2007 and 2009 financial crisis, it was upgraded to the level of Heads of State/Government as a “premier forum for international economic cooperation.”

India holds the Presidency of the G20 from December 1, 2022, to November 30, 2023. The 43 Heads of Delegations will be participating in the final New Delhi Summit in September 2023. The theme of India’s G20 Presidency – “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “One Earth · One Family · One Future.” This theme is drawn from the ancient Sanskrit text of the Maha Upanishad. Basically, the theme highlights the value of all life i.e.– human, animal, plant, and microorganisms – and their interrelationship on the planet Earth and in the wider universe. This theme is specifically significant as India’s presidency has come at a time when India has entered its Amrit Kaal i.e its 25 yearlong leadup to 100 years of Independence.

The theme also spotlights LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment), that emphasizes on environmentally sustainable and responsible choices, both at the level of individual lifestyles of citizens as well as in national development. The aim is to globally promote actions that result in a cleaner and greener future.

About the Event

The objective of the proposed G20 debate competition will be to spread awareness among the students about the significance of this glorious occasion of India’s G20 Presidency. Specifically, the aim of the event is to go beyond the confines of classrooms and encourage students to deliberate upon the role of India in creating an inclusive and sustainable world and India’s contribution towards this end. The underlying goal of the Verbum Bellum 3.0 on the occasion of India’s G20 presidency is to provide a platform to students who are interested in foreign politics and international law as well as in Indian economic, social and political condition.

Debate Competition is a great device for engaging students and bringing life to the topic. Debate competition on India’s G20 presidency will help students develop critical thinking on international politics and will improve their presentation skills. Debates give students the opportunity to test their thoughts and views against that of their peers.

The format of debate, in which the participant debate is 1v1 or 2v2 wherein one individual/team would oppose the motion other would speak for the motion. This format will allow all range of speakers to participate in the debate and be a part of the debating culture. We are targeting at least 30 institutions across the nation, which would give great diversity in the debating and logical reasoning skills.

Undergraduate and Post Graduate students from various departments of Colleges across India can participate.

It’s an OFFLINE event, travelling costs shall not be reimbursed.

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