Mangalore Oct 28: Heated discussions on prevalent issues, strong rebuttals, house procedures, and deliberations marked the Dakshina Kannada District Youth Parliament held on a virtual platform on Wednesday. The event was organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra under the aeges of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and UN Volunteers India, with a city-based NGO Centre for Integrated Learning as the technical partner.
Inaugurating the virtual program, Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada, Dr. Rajendra K V exhorted the students to utilise such opportunities to groom themselves as a better citizenry. These activities will go a long way in inculcating and realizing the roles and responsibilities of individuals in safeguarding the secular and democratic fabric of our constitution, he stated.
The Youth Parliament is a structured Simulation for educating the students on the functioning of our Parliamentary system. It makes the youth to realize their roles and responsibilities as citizens of this largest democracy, opined Atul J Nikam State Director, NYKS, Karnataka.
Speaking on the occasion, Debjani Samantaray, National Project Manager for Strengthening NYKS & NSS which is a Joint Project of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, UNV and UNDP, called on the participants to internalize the tenets of our constitution and the democratic process involved in the governance of our country. She said that these platforms provided an opportunity to Channelise the energy and enthusiasm of the youth for positive purposes.
Dr. Selvamani R, CEO, Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayath, Jain George, Deputy State Director, NYKS Karnataka among others were present on the occasion. Convener of Centre for Integrated Learning, Srinivasan Nandagopal highlighted the process of the conduct of the Youth Parliament while Raghuveer Souterpete, UNV, District Youth Coordinator, Nehru Yuva Kendra Mangalore, conducted the virtual inauguration of the event.