ITANAGAR, May 22: North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology BTech (MBA) student Banta Natung has been elected as the Arunachal Pradesh state coordinator for the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (BCS) or the Indian Student Parliament.
The BCS is an annual students’ parliament organ-ised by the MIT School of Government, Pune, where national leaders speak and help empower student leaders to be a part of the largest democracy.
Natung and Bhargav Choudhury from Guwahati (Assam) will be the only two to represent Northeast India in the BCS.
Natung, who is also president of the Students’ Union of NERIST (SUN), had participated in the 8th BCS-2018, held from 19 to 21 January, along with SUN general secretary Kyagung Dafri.
Student leaders of prestigious universities from across the country participate in the BCS, hold discussions, and debate on a variety of topics. Based on the discussions, a group of panelists then nominate students for the posts of state coordinators. An online voting process is held thereafter, through which the candidates are elected.
Speaking to this daily, Natung said that he hopes to hold fruitful discussions on the poor education scenario of the state when the student leaders meet again for the swearing-in, scheduled to take place at the MIT World Peace University, Pune, in June this year.
Apart from Natung and Choudhury, 23 other states will be represented by their elected candidates.