For a change it would be GenNext debating on the hot topics of the day instead of adults that TV viewers have got so used to watching. NDTV has launched ‘Bone of Contention’, stated to be the first nationwide debate competition for schools, which will be telecast on the channel over 15 weeks, starting Sunday, December 17 at 10.30 am.
Sonia Singh, Managing Editor, NDTV, said, “NDTV has always been the pioneer in programme innovation and ‘Bone of Contention’ offers viewers a refreshing change to debating on-screen. We expect the programme to be educative and exciting for children all over India.”
Judges for the shows include educationist Abha Adams, actor Rahul Bose, advertising personality Prasoon Joshi, journalist Aniruddha Behl, NDTV’s Chairman, Dr Prannoy Roy, actress Sharmila Tagore, and danseuse Sonal Mansingh.
The participating schools this year include: Sardar Patel, New Delhi; La Martiniere, Kolkata; La Martiniere, Lucknow; Modern School, Barakhamba, New Delhi; Woodstock, Mussoorie; Don Bosco School, New Delhi; Padma Seshadri, Chennai; Mayo Girls, Ajmer; Bishop Cotton, Bangalore; Scindia School, Gwalior; Lawrence School, Lovedale, Ooty; Rishi Valley, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh; St James, Kolkata; Assam Valley, Ballipara, Assam; Daly College, Indore; and Lawrence School, Sanawar.