Christ Jr College student wins Youth Parliament contest

Sourabh S Kulkarni, I PUC Arts student from Christ Junior College, emerged winner at this year’s annual Youth Parliament competition, held by Department of Parliamentary Affairs, in association with Department of Pre-University Education, on Saturday. 

The competition saw first PU students debating the merits of Lokpal Bill, Devayani Khobragade case, besides raising several questions about current affairs in the country. Students, who took part as opposition members, questioned the merits of Lokpal Bill wondering whether it was a mere eyewash, while those representing the government defended the move. 

Kulkarni said he was looking forward to a career in media and journalism. The contest, he said, gave him an opportunity to stand on the other side of the fence. “People speak about failure on the part of the government. When you take part in a contest like this, you get to understand that standing on the other side and answer questions directed at you is  challenging.” 

Rohan D, student of GSS College, Belgaum won the second place, while Tanmayi, student of MES College, Chikmagalur came third. 

Students from 30 districts, who had emerged winners at the district level, participated in the State level Youth Parliament competition held at Cubbon Park. Law Minister T B Jayachandra distributed prizes to the winners.  Naman Vankadari, who was among top ten winners, hoped to graduate in law and become a politician.

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