Prajaapati Vishva Aashram Foundation (PVAF)
since its creation gave a central place for the youth to become leaders....by
actually performing the leadership role in PVAF Board of Directors....mentored
and guided daily by their elders with white hair of education and life
experience wisdom.....but without the constraints of the past traditons...to
move boldly in the future with slow and steady steps...to create and live a life
better than their previous generations....
Now India's Minister of Parliamentary Affaris and Defence said the above
thoughts to an experiement by bhaaratiy youths:
"The young Parliamentarians have shown to me how the highest legislature
of the country should really function. How the members should raise an issue,
how to reply, how to listen to the opposition and also to the ruling party
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'Young Parliament' impresses
New Delhi, Feb 26, 2002
The topics were sensitive and the debate was lively, sometimes a bit heated,
but within Parliamentary decorum, with the members maintaining an intellectual
level of the discussion all through, which surprised Minister of State for
Parliamentary Affairs and Defence O Rajagopal.
The Minister, who is a member of the Rajya Sabha, found this refreshing change
away from the House when he took some time off to present the awards to the
winners of the fifth National Youth Parliament Competition for
universities/colleges here on Tuesday.
Winner of the first prize, the team from Lucknow University, staged a brief
"sitting of the Lok Sabha" on the occasion. "The young Parliamentarians have
shown to me how the highest legislature of the country should really function.
How the members should raise an issue, how to reply, how to listen to the
opposition and also to the ruling party patiently", Rajagopal said.
He lamented the deterioration in the conduct of the members of the real
Parliament. "You must have seen on TV how the MPs were stalling the proceedings
of the House, not letting it carry on its important business for days, but I am
happy that today these young friends have shown us how to conduct a lively
debate without creating chaos", the Minister said.
He expressed concern over the increasing tendency to seek solution of issues
through means outside the constitutional structure like mass agitations "which
is the very negation of the democratic functioning".
The Minister called upon the youth to function as a vital pressure group to
defeat negative forces and help strengthen Parliamentary democracy which has
completed 50 years in the country.
Teams from Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai and the Government College,
Rajasthan won the first and second prize respectively.