Dhuv Galgotia, CEO, Galgotia University said on the occasion: “Galgotias Youth Parliament was organized for the students to create awareness among the students about the parliamentary affairs. This will also encourage today’s youth to join politics. We will try to organize the Youth Parliament from time to time so that students can draw best benefits out of it.”
As a replication of Lok Sabha, participants represented constituencies of their choice as members of parliament. “There was a parliamentary debate and discussion over a preset agenda. The debate covered intensely –the recent row over censorship issues in between the ministry of Information & Broadcasting and various social networking websites,” read the press release. The only difference was that the questions were put forward in a peaceful manner, unlike the Lok Sabha where chaos is mostly the order of day.
As an attempt to encourage a genuine concern among youth towards socio-economic issues of the nation, the press release added: “The Parliament started in the same way as it happens in Parliament. It was divided in two parts. The session started with oath taking ceremony by the speaker. Same as in parliament the Question session ended for 20 minutes. Then the speaker decided the agenda of the session. Hot discussion on the freedom of Social networking cites also took place. The chance to put forward their view was given to all the constituencies. No one was allowed to intervene in between. During the discussion, each member was allowed to ask only questions from the respective ministries. The Session was hi-tech as each constituencies were allowed to carry Tablet, through which they even casted their votes on certain issues.”
At around 3:30 P.M, the speaker announced the closing of the session in which200 students participated.