MIRZA, Jan 30 - National Youth Parliament Festival, which is sponsored by the National Social Service Scheme of the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports was held at the DK Girls� College here on Monday with a day-long programme.
It is on record that Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared the ideas espoused by youth in his �Mann ki Baat� address on December 31, 2017. He emphasized on the idea of organising a mock parliament in every district of India covering youths between 18 and 25 years of age. He advocated sitting of youths together like done in the Parliament and holding brainstorming sessions about a new India, on finding out ways and chalking out plans to build a new India of dreams of the freedom fighters.
Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore declared the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 open in order to materialise the suggestion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Significantly, DK Girls� College of Mirza was selected and approved as a nodal institution by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for organising walk-in screening for selection of youths and holding of District Youth Parliament within Kamrup district.
As a consequence, DK Girls� College conducted the Kamrup district-level Youth Parliament Festival in two phases.
During the first phase, i.e., walk-in screening, which was held from January 17 to 19, students from nine colleges and youths from Nehru Yuva Kendra participated and altogether 50 participants were selected to the main district-level Youth Parliament.
The main district-level Youth Parliament (second phase of the programme ) was held yesterday at the DK Girls� College. Altogether, 70 students participated in the Kamrup district-level Youth Parliament and shared their views as youth parliamentarians in the mock parliament sessions held at the DK Girls� College, Mirza.
Out of the 70 participants, 20 were selected digitally through registration of participants and uploading of content through You Tube video on mygov portal.