Indira College of Commerce and Science (ICCS), Tathawade, had organised a ‘Youth Parliament’ session on August 8 in association with Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Pune. The chief guest for the event was Monika Singh, Deputy Collector & Deputy Election Officer, Government of Maharashtra, and the guest of honour was Yashwant Mankhedkar, chief coordinator of NYKS.
Dr Janardhan Pawar, principal in-charge of ICCS, Sonali Shrotri, HOD-BBA & BBA (IB) Department, and Prof Shivendu Bhushan, HOD-BCA, felicitated the chief guest and guest of honour.
While the chief guest inaugurated Electoral Literacy Youth Club and also expressed her thoughts and views on Youth Parliament, Mankhedkar addressed the students and spoke about the rules and regulations of parliamentary sessions.
At the session, ministries were assigned to students who played the role of ministers and one of the students was given the speaker’s post to conduct the parliamentary session. Dr Nalanda Wani and Prof Abhijeet Chavan were the judges for the session.
The first topic of discussion was ‘employment generation’ which was debated and appropriate solutions were suggested. The next was ‘urban & rural areas and their problems’ and how the problems could be solved.
Later on, opposition leaders targeted ministry of tribal affairs to address the problems of tribal people and how they could get connected with the mainstream.
Ministry of HRD dealt with the topic of ‘education and how it differs in government and private schools’. Other topics that were discussed included ‘women’s safety’, ‘prices of petroleum products’, ‘finance’, ‘defence’, ‘small & medium scale industries’, ‘sources of power & renewable resources’, ‘textile industries’, ‘infrastructure’ etc.
The young opposition leaders were seen raising various issues and also demanding appropriate solutions and giving suggestions on the same.
All the students who participated were awarded a ‘Certificate of Participation’. Ritik Taunk (who acted as honourable speaker), Laksh Dujari (who acted as minister) and Akash Gaikwad (who acted as opposition leader) were declared best speakers of the session.