Youth parliament draws attention

Youth parliament draws attention

The youth parliament provided a perfect platform for the students of various high school students who were successful in displaying their talent and the proceedings of the parliament.

But, the rural students did not have the opportunity of participating in such a programme.
Though it was announced as a district-level competition, students of only 11 schools got the opportunity to display their talents.

Actually, taluk-wise competitions should have been held and the winners should have been selected to participate in the district-level contests.

No provision

A teacher on condition of anonymity said that as there are no provisions to provide travelling allowances and others to the students who participate from the taluks, such programmes do not reach taluks.

The students who participated in the mock parliament had the opportunity to showcase their oratory skills and drew the attention of the audience.

The discussions revolved on the question hour, closure of school with less students, farmers’ suicide and other problems related to farming activities.

Joint Secretary of department of parliamentary affairs Shyamala was the judge and two students who excelled were selected to participate in the state-level youth parliament programme.