Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (BCS), India’s only National Conclave for politically inclined students, announces its 11th edition (Online) from 23rd to 28th September 2021

The 11th BCS is likely to have the participation of 11 Union Ministers, 10 Assembly Speakers, 40 MLAs from different states, about 30 Thought Leaders and 60 Student Speakers.

New Delhi: MIT School of Government hosted a virtual press conference on 17th September 2021 to announce the 11th edition of its flagship six-day Annual National Conclave, Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad or BCS (Indian Student Parliament). BCS will be inaugurated by Shri. Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence, Government of India, followed by a special session with Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India. The conclave will start from 23rd September and the closing ceremony will take place on 28th September 2021, with Shri. Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India and Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Leader of Opposition, Maharashtra State Legislative Assembly & Former CM, Maharashtra giving the valedictory speeches. High Dignitaries like Shri. Ramesh Bias, Hon’ble Governor of Jharkhand, Shri Dharmedra Pradhan, Hon’ble minister for education and skill development and entrepreneurship, Government of India and Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Former Minister for petroleum and natural gas, law and justice, Government Of India and Chief Minister, Karnataka will also be addressing various sessions over the period of 6 days.

In its 11th year, BCS, which is the country’s largest platform that encourages and empowers youth of the country to participate actively in politics, will be held virtually for the first time to make it accessible to youth from all parts of the country.

The conclave is organized by MIT School of Government (Pune), the first school of its kind to create future political leaders, with an active support from the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), and the UNESCO Chair of Human Rights, Democracy & Peace, Pune. Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad began its arduous journey in 2011 under the visionary leadership of young educationist Shri. Rahul V. Karad, Founder of Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad and Chief Initiator of MIT School of Government. Through the last decade, BCS has been inspiring the youth of the country to raise their voice, get a better understanding of politics and engage with the most sought-after political and thought leaders through this unique platform.

The press conference was chaired by Shri. Rahul V. Karad, Managing Trustee & Executive President, MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions & Executive President, MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU), Shri. Ravikumar Chitnis, Vice Chancellor, MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU) and Shri. Ravindranath Patil, Former IPS & Senior Director, MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU) and several student leaders from across the country.

The last 10 annual conclaves witnessed the participation of 80,000 + politically and socially inclined students from 450 universities from various states of India, and other countries. Over 500 eminent political leaders, thinkers, business leaders, and youth icons of national and international eminence from all spectrums of ideologies, have engaged them in absorbing and thought provoking sessions.

The upcoming conclave is the 11th annual edition, an important milestone in BCS’s journey and assumes special significance. This platform gives voice to the students and the political leaders to communicate with the youth of the country without aligning with any particular political party, leader or ideology.

The 11th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian Student Parliament) will be inaugurated on 23rd September 2021 at 11:00 am. Nearly 20,000 student leaders from all states of India will participate. The conclave will also conduct two Youth to Youth Connect Programs to enable students lead the discourse on most pressing topics around nation building.

The Topics to be discussed at the 11th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian Student Parliament) are: 

∙ Session 1 – Leadership Lessons: Nehru to Modi

∙ Session 2 – Priorities After Pandemic: What Young India Wants?

∙ Session 3 – Saving the Environment: Too Much Talk, Too Little Action

∙ Session 4 – Celebrities & Stardom: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

∙ Session 5 – Indian Economy: Beyond the Blame Game

∙ Session 6 – Social Media: The Emerging Superpower

∙ Session 7 – Declining Sanctity of Public Institutions – Fact or Falsehood?

∙ Session 8 – कृषि बिलों का विरोध क्यों?

∙ Session 9 – International Relations: Reconciling with Neighbours

∙ Session 10 – राजनीति में युवा – भ्रम और यथार्थ