Youth parliament festivals organized

ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Topics like ‘India sets global narratives on terrorism’, ‘Economic offenders’, ‘Climate change’, etc, were discussed during the district youth parliament festival for Papum Pare district, which was jointly organized by the NSS unit of Dera Natung Government College (DNGC) and the Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) at DNGC here on Monday.
Organized as a part of the National Youth Parliament Festival – 2019 under the sports & youth affairs ministry, the programme saw
the participation of students from VKV Nirjuli, DNGC and Rajiv Gandhi University, and volunteers from NYK.
Five best speakers will be selected from the district youth parliament festivals to compete in the state youth parliament festival, which will be held shortly.
A similar programme was conducted at the government college in West Siang HQ Bomdila by the college’s NSS unit.
Speaking on the role of youths in a democratic setup, the college’s principal, S Khandu, said such endeavours would go a long way in “strengthening the fabric of democracy.”
The mock parliament saw the participation of college students and faculty members, besides senior students from the government higher secondary school.
In Lohit HQ Tezu, students from the colleges in Lohit, Namsai and Lower Dibang Valley districts participated in the district level youth parliament held at Indira Gandhi Government College (IGGC).
IGGC Principal Dr Kangki Megu exhorted the participants to “emerge as role models for the Indian parliamentarians and spread parliamentary democratic culture.” (With DIPRO input)