Bathinda : The Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) organized a special session of the 16th National Youth Parliament (A University Level Competition) under the aegis of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, at its campus on Friday.
The objective of this competition is to strengthen the roots of democracy among the youth and to enable the student community to know about the practices and procedures of the Parliament.
The event that was conducted under the patronage of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari, had eminent panellists consisting of Prof. Shalini Sharma, Ministry Group Coordinator, 16th National Youth Parliament, Shri Raj Dev Singh Khalsa, Former MP, and Shri Mandeep Singh, Regional Coordinator, MGSIPA. The Jury members praised the vibrant and spectacular performance of the students.
It is worth noting that the CUPB stood as the Champions of 15th National Youth Parliament held in FY 2019-20 and runner up of 14th National Youth Parliament held in FY 2017-18.
In the session of 54 minute duration, the CUPB students showcased excellent oratory and elocution skills by presenting 10 agenda items related to parliamentary proceedings like Oath taking, Obituary, Introduction of New Ministers, Question Hour, Breach of Privilege, Papers laid, Message from Upper House, Welcoming Foreign Delegates, Calling Attention Motion, Short duration discussion, and Legislative Process.
On this occasion, Prof. R.K. Wusirika, Dean Incharge Academics, expressed his gratitude towards the jury members. He stated that this initiative of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs will spread awareness of the democratic value system and inspire youngsters to play an important role in the smooth implementation of parliamentary procedures.
Prof. Tarun Arora, Programme Convener, congratulated participants for their illustrious performance and expressed hope that, like previous years, CUPB students will make a mark in the 16th National Youth Parliament Competition and bring laurels to the university.
Towards the end, jury members shortlisted six best speakers for special appreciation by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, including Gracy Sharma, Anuj Pratap Singh, Abhijit Nayek, Shivani Thakur, Gaurav Kumar, and Mukesh Kumar.
Prominent among the others who attended this programme were Prof. Vinod Kumar Garg, Dean Student Welfare, and Prof. Anjana Munshi, Director Research and Development Cell. Faculty, staff, and students attended this programme.