Topics ranging from national security to climate change to Khelo Bharat, covering almost all domains, the youngsters presented their opinions at the district level ‘Youth Parliament – 2019’ event. The programme organised here on Monday saw the participation of more than 70 students who qualified in the screening session round.
The annual event sponsored by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, GoI and supported by National Service Scheme (NSS) and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sanghathan was organised on the premises of St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi.
In an innovative approach to foster the comprehensive perceptive of subjects influencing the country’s overall development among the youths, the competition is held annually across the nation. As per the NSS data, around 2,500 students had registered themselves to showcase their skills during the screening session round.
Covering the views of youths falling in the age group 18 to 25 years on developmental issues, Government schemes and policies, the district level round was held in the presence of Minister, Urban Development, Housing and Planning – CP Singh along with other academicians and experts.
“Out of 100 selected youths, over 70 youngsters participated in the programme. From Ranchi district top five candidates have been selected to participate in the State level event.
The State level event will be organised in mid-Feburary, ensuring the presence of students from each district,” said State NSS officer, Brijesh Kumar.
Notably, the annual event is organised to encourage the youths to engage with public issues giving voice to common man, form their opinions and express it in an expressive manner.
Also, development and enhancement of decision making abilities obtaining youth’s opinions on ‘Vision of New India in 2022’ while forwarding the views to policy makers and implementers is the prime motto behind holding ‘ Youth Parliament’.
To ensure the participation of youths in sufficient number, screening test was conducted at different colleges. The screening assessment was organised following two methodologies – Digital (sharing videos on You-Tube) and Walk-ins (face to face interaction). The national level challenge is slated on February 24 and 25 at New Delhi.