JAMMU, Sept 26: The students of MIER College of Education attended the prestigious 12th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad at MIT World Peace University Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra.
Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian Student Parliament) the brain child of Prof Rahul V Karad was initiated in 2011with the core objective to enhance the roles and relevance of youth in democratic institutions.
Nearly 10,000 politically and socially active students and young leaders from 450 universities and 28 states and 8 Union Territories of India participated in the event. Six students from the UG and PG Departments of the college Naman Mansotra, Kanureet Kour, Sheetal Thapa, Neha Sharma, Sona Devi and Revika Jamwal accompanied with Suman Devi, Assistant Professor, MIER College of Education attended the event.
The inaugural session of the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad opened with the triumph of the democracy drums. The event saw top political leaders and eminent personalities of the country sharing their enriching experiences and thoughts with the youth of our country and prominent among them were Roopa Ganguly, acclaimed actress, Former Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Vikram Sampath, noted Historian, Author, Columnist, and Financial Analyst, Rahul Narwekar, Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, DR Karthikeyan, IPS (Retd), former Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan, Former Chairman, Indian Space Research, Organisation (ISRO) and Dr Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Minister of State for Finance, Government of India.
A youth to youth connect session was also conducted which consisted of a group discussion on water conservation and its various interventions.
Principal, Dr Adit Gupta congratulated the students for successfully attending the Sansad and making the presence of the college felt at national level.