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NATIONAL YOUTH PARLIAMENT SCHEME

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Indian Constitution, Political System, and Governance [Paper-I]: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, function, power and privilages, Public Policy and Governance

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President Ram Nath Kovind launched the Web-Portal of “National Youth Parliament Scheme”.

About the Scheme

  • Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs conducts Youth Parliament Competition in various categories of schools and colleges/universities in order to develop democratic ethos in the younger generation.
  • It was first introduced in the Schools in Delhi in 1966-67.
  • The Kendriya Vidyalayas located in and around Delhi were incorporated into the ongoing Scheme for Delhi Schools in 1978.
  • Subsequently, as a separate scheme of Youth Parliament for Kendriya Vidyalayas at the National Level was launched in 1988.
  • Similarly, in 1997-98, two new Youth Parliament Schemes at the national level, one for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and the other for Universities/Colleges were launched.

Web Portal

  • The main objective of the portal is to increase the outreach of the youth parliament programme of the Ministry to hitherto untouched sections and corners of the country.
  • The salient features of the portal are:-
  • All recognised educational institutions of the country are eligible to participate in this programme.
  • The registration for participation will be done by the education institutions through the web-portal.
  • E-training modules, videos, photographs and scripts are available on the portal for online self-learning of the participants.
  • After successful registration, the educational institutions will be able to conduct youth parliament sittings in their respective institutions.
  • Each student taking part in the sitting will get a Digital ‘Certificate of Participation’ and each Teacher-in-charge and Head of Institution will get a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ through the web portal.
[Source: PIB]

 

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