The Debate Club, Chennai is an organisation founded in 2010, whose main motive is to promote radical thinking and intellectualism. It is a student run initiative aimed at cultivating the mind to challenge every issue that may arise, in order to create unbiased thinkers in our nation. The Debate Club Chennai, is a student initiative that celebrates the freedom of speech and provides a stage for school students to innovate, instigate and kindle pristine ideas and to take part in debates, each debate providing opportunities to learn more. It was founded eight years ago by a few adroit students from Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram, with an avant - garde idea, to revive the dying culture of debating in our country with a novel competition, known as The Bait. With the success of the event, year after year, came about the fabrication of two complementary events, The Changemakers' Conference was a competition that empowers students with ideas that can bring about a massive change in our society, and the Summer Debating Madness, an international online debating contest which is open to all ages, providing participants a taste of virtual debating.