Communication is a fundamental need for human beings to sustain in the world. Having good communication skills plays a major role in developing the overall personality or to make a person successful. The debate is a discussion on a subject on which several people share their different opinions, it can be favourable towards the topic or it can be non-favourable. In today’s competitive world, it is very essential to teach your child about the outside world. There are numerous ways to make them aware of the outer world. Nowadays, children are largely engaged in technology and not getting involved in actual intercommunication. So, this arises the need to motivate your children to get involved and participate in debates. These competitions help them to develop self-expression.
Speech and debate challenge the way students think. It gives them skills that they will use throughout their lives: critical thinking, critical listening, researching both sides of an argument, distilling information quickly, collaboration, teamwork, and public speaking. These skills are essential for members of an increasingly polarised, global, and interconnected world.
Learning how to successfully debate a topic is not only useful for debate teams, but it also teaches students how to articulate their thoughts in a meaningful way. Students also learn how to accept other points of view and even anticipate the other side of a topic in order to engage in a more meaningful conversation with another party.

Following points highlight the importance of debate competition:

Debate hone the critical thinking Debate hone the critical thinking skills of the students and allow them to inspect and scrutinise the subject matter they have been asked for. They develop the habit of not accepting passive information. They are enforced to examine those substances which have a certain meaning and throw out meaningless material. It motivates them to analyse what is their thought process and why they think in that particular way.

Better understanding In the process of debating students gain an understanding to have conviction in the things what they are saying as they have prepared well for the topic. After a certain time of participating in debate competition, the communication skill improves and the way of delivering the speech gets better in a confident manner.

Increased retentionThe debate is a very creative way of increasing the retention ability of the students as it is a vigorous and interesting way of learning which grab the attention of the mind thoroughly. Hence, participating in debate competitions helps students to recall everything that they have learned when it is compared to traditional learning.

Team bonding and collaboration Team bonding and collaboration is one of the things which builds up during the debate. Collaborating in debate helps it to go well in a smooth manner and students participating in it feel confident and they get support from their team members. It leads to a strong team bonding.

Motivate to research and learn Debate participation helps in developing the research skills and increases knowledge about a particular topic. When a child is going to represent his points in a debate he needs to substantiate it with the facts for which they need to research thoroughly. It is very important for them to get indulge in research as it prepares them to perform excel in the future. It allows them to examine the outside world other than the academics.