11-APR-2015: A BA LLB (first year) student of Aligarh Muslim University, Wajahat Monaf Jilani was adjudged the 'Best Speaker overall' at the Delhi University Miranda House‚??s Shyama Kohli Memorial Debate 2015.
Speaking against the motion, ‚??This house will let it be' in the debate with participants from universities and colleges from all over the country, Wajahat gave interesting examples from history. He argued that if Thomas Elva Edison, who failed 1000 times while trying to invent the light bulb had 'let it be' we would be living in perpetual darkness today.
He pointed out that if Walt Disney after being fired from a newspaper job for ‚??lack of creativity‚?? had 'let it be', everyone's childhood would not have been the same.
During the debate, Wajahat argued that if Francis Crick and James Watson had 'let it be' they would never have discovered the DNA helix and if people had ‚??let it be‚?? we would not have been blessed with the virtues of liberty, fraternity or equality of the French revolution.
Giving example of Mahatma Gandhi, Wajahat said, ‚??if Mahatma Gandhi had ‚??let it be‚?? we would not be an independent nation today. Wajahat concluded the Shyama Kohli Memorial Debate by pointing out that human civilization would remain in the Stone Age if we had 'let it be'.
Wajahat had participated in the debate competition with fellow AMU B A (first year) student Aiman Jafri.