The Yale Hindi Debate

THE YALE HINDI DEBATE

Born as a student’s idea in a Yale classroom, the Yale Hindi Debate has grown exponentially, from an ambitious venture to an intellectual, cultural, and social institution. 
The debate was established as a Yale-only event in 2008, and now sees participation from faculty and students from USA’s preeminent schools, including Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, NYU, Cornell, UCLA, Wesleyan, Rutgers, the University of Texas at Austin, and Wellesley College.

Past Motions:

 

2008

परिवार और परम्पराओं की भूल भुलैया में भारतीय व्यक्ति के लिए अपनी पहचान खोजना कठिन हो जाता है |

In the maze of family and traditions, it becomes difficult for the Indian individual to find his or her own identity.

 

2009

देशभक्ति प्रासंगिक नहीं रही |
Patriotism is no longer relevant.

 

2010

धर्म जोड़ता कम तोड़ता ज़्यादा है |
Religion is more divisive than unifying.

 

2011

विवाह नामक संस्था मुरझा रही है |
Marriage is a dying institution.

 

2012

उच्च शिक्षा देती कम लेती ज़्यादा है |
Higher education is not worth it. 

 

2013

लोकतंत्र कितना भी खंडित क्योंहो, लोकतंत्रहोने से बेहतर है |
Even the most dysfunctional democracy is better than a non-democratic government.

 

2014

वैश्वीकरण में जातीय सांस्‍कृतिक पहचान का महत्व कम हो जाता है |

Globalization diminishes the significance of ethnicity.

 

2015

आज का मन्त्र - बस काम ही, आराम नहीं |

All work and no play is the dictum of today.

 

2016

हमारी पीढ़ी कुछ ज़्यादा ही संरक्षित और दुलारी है |

Our generation is too coddled.

 

2017

सुरक्षा से ज़्यादा महत्वपूर्ण है व्यकितगत स्वतंत्रता |

Liberty is more important than security.

 
 

Trumbull College at Yale - Source: Akhil Sud, SM '16