India’s Aadi Sai Vijaykaran, an 13 years old class 8 student from KC High, Chennai created history by winning the Junior debate championship at the World’s Scholar Cup held at Yale University, USA, on November 21,2018. This is the first time any individual from India has won the coveted junior debate championship.
The Tournament of Champions of World Scholar’s Cup, held in Yale University, is a competition for young debaters from around the world. Of the 40,000 students who participated in the World Scholar’s Cup across the globe, only 2,000 participants qualified for the final ‘The Tournament of Champions’ through the various rounds across the world from January. 59 countries across five continents were represented at the cup.
This year’s theme for the cup was ‘An Entangled World: diplomacy human relationships, the science of memory, and literature, art and music’. The students compete for honors in debate, writing & written quiz. The competition, which takes place over a series of rounds, aims to motivate students of all backgrounds to discover new strengths, practice new skills and to inspire a global community of future scholars and leaders.
Aadi was also judged as the 3rd best scholar of the world across all formats and the best (1st) scholar from India among other trophies & 13 golds he won at the World’s Scholar Cup at Yale University. Aadi Sai has truly made India proud by winning the debate championship of the world.
Aadi Sai trained at the A to Zee Creativity, Chennai along with other students for the cup.