“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory”
The Tournament of Champions was everything one can ask for. It wasn’t just about academic growth, it was about how you can grow as a person and benefit the global economy. It is an amazing opportunity to behold what the world has to offer. It is a chance to meet and mingle with people with various age groups and cultural backgrounds. To be honest it was a leap of faith for us. It was an experience everyone earns for.
In such events you realize you have so much to learn, and there is always space for us to grow. Only when we grow higher, we realize how little we were. It was an amazing experience not because it is an international but because it was an amazing platform to groom your leadership skils.You look around you and you find people from various countries across the world who are here together to celebrate the joy of learning. You may not believe but now we have a friend circle that spans the globe…from Japan to Botswana and beyond we made friends to last a lifetime. Well, lets not forget that it is a competition. It is a magnanimous stage to put up your debate skills, international knowledge and articulate your writing skills. We are proud that we had great individual and team achievements. Some of them are our team was top 200 in both debate and writing and we were top 50% top scholars and we got 20 silver medals and 3 gold. But still the true accolades of the journey were the exposure and experience itself.
Keeping the competition aside, it was amazing to witness the grandeur of the Yale University. We could feel the rush of history in our Veins as behold the magniloquence of the 400 years old institution. Well not just Yale, how can we forget the home of lady liberty? It was also amazing to witness the scenic skyline of the city that never sleeps “New York”. From the amazing statue of Liberty to the Royal Empire State building, it was a trip of a lifetime.