8th edition of Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad in Pune from Jan 19-21
Speaking about the conclave, the founder convener of BCS and executive president of MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU), Rahul Karad said, “Till now over 70,000 students from colleges across the country have participated in this annual conclave and have got the chance to interact and share knowledge with their counterparts.”pune Updated: Jan 17, 2018 15:47 IST
The annual national conclave for students, Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (BCS), or Indian Student Parliament is going to be held in Pune from January 19 to 21. The conclave in its eighth year, is being organised by Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) School of Government, at the MAAER’s MIT campus in Kothrud.
Speaking about the conclave, the founder convener of BCS and executive president of MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU), Rahul Karad said, “Till now over 70,000 students from colleges across the country have participated in this annual conclave and have got the chance to interact and share knowledge with their counterparts.”
The Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad is being supported by Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Higher and Technical Education and Ministry of Sports and Youth Welfare, Government of Maharashtra. The conclave, this year is expecting over 8,000 participants in addition to prominent speakers and dignitaries like HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, Pune Mayor Mukta Tilak, Col Rajyavardhan Rathore, Union Minister of State for Youth affairs, Vinod Tawde, State Higher Education Minister. Further, former president of India Pratibha Patil, will also be present at the inaugural ceremony on January 19. This year the BCS has included two awards for the ideal speaker of a Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council.
The Parliament will involve in deliberation through several sessions, on subjects like - ‘Indian Democracy in Black and White’, ‘Triple Talaq: The Drama and Discontents’, ‘Casteism in Indian Democracy : Problems & Prospects, GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Vs. GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness)’, ‘Be Mature : Save Nature and Satyagraha : 100 Years of Mahatma in India’. Further an Youth To Youth Connect programme to allow students to network and deliberate on issues and come up with prospective solutions, will also be facilitated in the three days.
“The Education departments of various States and the Central Ministry of higher and technical education have also been very supportive of the conclave and that has bolstered our confidence to make it more and more interactive and outcome oriented. Youth must be encouraged not just to get educated but also enter politics to serve the country,” Rahul Karad said.
He added, “The BCS is a platform for these students to network directly with seasoned politicians and get to learn the nuances of effective welfare-oriented politics. It is the largest classroom in India to evolve future political leaders. Over the years, the conclave has witnessed a change in the mind set of students. They are sensing the need for good governance and thus help in nation building.”