P. S. Kamath Memorial Debate Competition

P. S. Kamat Memorial District Level Inter-Collegiate Debate Competition

[Sponsored by Shri Devadatt Kamat, Advocate, Supreme Court, New Delhi]

P. S. Kamat Memorial Inter-Collegiate Debate Competition is organized as a part of the campaign for alerting the youth to the social, economic and political problems of our country and for developing leadership quality among them. This was precisely the vision of Dr. Dinkar Desai, architect of Kanara Welfare Trust. Late P.S.Kamat shared the vision of Dr. Dinkar Desai and was associated with Divekar College of Commerce and the Trust. He was an eminent Sanskrit scholar, freedom fighter, a legal luminary and an inspiring orator. He was an educationist who headed the Academy of General Education which established the first full-fledged College in Karwar which is presently known as Govt. Arts & Science College. He worked for the unification of the then Mysore State, subsequently named Karnataka State. The District Level Inter Collegiate Debate Competition is a small, sincere attempt to realize his dreams of making the youth better leaders and responsible and creative personalities. This Competition is open to students of all Pre-University & Degree Colleges, Technical Institutions & Engineering Colleges of Uttar Kannada.

Shri Devadatt Kamat, Advocate, Supreme Court, and son of Shri S.P.Kamat, the present Chairman of Kanara Welfare Trust, is sponsoring this District Level Inter-Collegiate Debate Competition in memory of his grandfather, Late P.S.Kamat. Shri Devadatt Kamat is actively involved in developmental & educational social aid programmes in Uttar Kannada district. He is a co-sponsor of “Financial Assistance for Education” managed by KWT which is committed to ensure that no child should be deprived of education due to lack of finance. Total financial outlay for award of scholarships under this project is Rs. 1 Crore.