INTRODUCTION

RastraBahas is set to be a major tournament providing platform and scope for debating, rational thinking and critical thinking in the Nepali language. With the aim of inclusiveness and having the ability to express own’s opinion and to justify in the native language, RastraBahas is to be organized by Debate Network Nepal.

The event envisions better debaters, adjudicators and trainers in Nepali language coming together to celebrate the democratic values of freedom of expression to foster the debate-movement in the Nepali community.

Format: British Parliamentary format

Team capacity in total: 40 (2 debaters per team)

Who can participate: Students from Grade 8-12 or equivalent

Breaking teams (Opens category): 16 for Quarterfinals

Breaking teams (Novice category): 8 for Semifinals