05-OCT-2017: AMU organises Youth Parliament
Aligarh, October 5: Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (Government of India) sponsored the 14th National Youth Parliament of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), which was held at the Strachey Hall. The National Youth Parliament was organised by University Debating and Literary Club (UDLC) and Cultural Education Center (CEC).
A total of 55 students participated in the competition, as ministers, members of the ruling party and the opposition in the auditorium that was overfilled with faculty, students, media persons, members of the civil society and other university staff.
The house began with the Oath of affirmation for newly inducted members. The proceedings continued, where Mr Wajahat Munaf Jeelani (acting as prime minister) and Kumail Haider (acting as opposition leader) paid tribute to eminent Indian Scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee, Professor Yash Pal who passed away in July, 2017.
Judges Dr Anupam Acharya and Dr Namita Singh (former Principal, Tikaram College) applauded the students for their hard work in making Youth Parliament a successful event.
Shazia Imam, Wajahat Monaf Jeelani, Aasif Akhlaque, Mohd Umair Khan, Ahab Athar and Mohd Alam were declared the best speakers. They will receive the awards from the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
Students raised issues of small scale industries, education, law and order, justice and sports during the Question-Hour session. Meanwhile, in the Zero-Hour, issues of health, hygiene, disaster and employment were raised.
The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, Women Reservation Bill, The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2017]) were taken also taken into account. The house was adjourned with an Oath of 'Swachch Bharat', followed by National Anthem.
Highlighting the importance of Youth Parliament, Dr Mohammad Mohibul Haque (Programme Coordinator) said that this exercise aims to strengthen the roots of democracy, inculcate healthy habits of discipline and tolerance of views.
Prof F S Sheerani (Coordinator, CEC) presented mementos to the judges. Aasif Akhlaque (Secretary, UDLC) proposed the vote of thanks.
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