JAMMU, Aug 3: Banyan International School organised a three-day Phoenix Youth Parliament, here.
Raman Bhalla, former Minister was the chief guest on the inaugural ceremony, while Sahil Mahajan, Vice Chairman, Banyan International School and teams of delegates from different schools were present on the occasion.
The event was formally inaugurated by the chief guest with the customary lighting of the traditional lamp, which was followed by a group song by the students of the school to mark the opening ceremony. In all, 290 students from various schools of Jammu are going to participate in the event which will conclude tomorrow.
The committees simulated are All India Political Parties Meets (ALPPM), Historic AIPPM, National Commission for Women (NCW), National Press and NITI Aayog.
Youth Parliament which aims at strengthening the roots of democracy, inculcating healthy habit of discipline, tolerance of the views of the others and understanding the working of Parliament, is expected to witness the debates and heated discussions on various issues such as Amendments in AFSPA, Disturbed area and restructuring of PSA in insurgency and militancy hit areas, issues related to women etc.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest lauded the efforts of the school management in organising such an event and also in providing students with an opportunity to come together to listen, negotiate, collaborate and then offer solution to some of the most serious issues being faced in present scenario.
In his address, Sahil Mahajan, vice chairman, Banyan International School highlighted the strength of Youth Parliament.
In the end, Youth Parliament was declared open by Ananya Singh Raina, founder Phoenix Youth Parliament.