1 Feb 2014

Afzal Amanullah Secretary Parliamentary Affairs presents “Pandit Motilal Nehru Running-Parliamentary Shield” to the Presentation Convent Sr. Sec. School Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Marg New Delhi

Presentation Convent Sr.Sec.School, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Marg, Delhi-6 received the “Pandit Motilal Nehru Running-Parliamentary Shield” having stood first in the 48th Youth Parliament Competition for the schools under the Directorate of Education, govt. of NCT of Delhi and New Delhi Municipal Council, in New Delhi today. 

Shri Afzal Amanullah Secretary Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs distributed the prizes to the prize-winning students and schools for their meritorious performance in the 48th Youth Parliament Competition, 2013-2014. 

Trophy for the best education district in the competition was awarded to the South West ‘B’ Education District, Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi and Trophy for standing first among new entrant schools too was awarded to Presentation Convent Sr. Sec. School, Delhi-6. 

Speaking on the occasion Shri Afzal Amanullah said that the competition makes the youth upright and aware of their rights and duties. He said youth represent future of the country and the youth must realize their dreams through good education and work for the betterment of the country.

            The Prize Distribution Function of the 48th Youth Parliament Competition, 2013-2014 for the schools under the Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi and NDMC was held in GMC Balayogi Auditorium, Parliament Library Building, Parliament House Complex in New Delhi today.

            Besides, Trophies have been awarded to following eight Schools for their meritorious performance in the competition-

(             i)                 Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Sector 10, Dwarka;

(i            i)               Navyug School, Peshwa Road;

(i            ii)             Sarvodaya Co-ed Sr. Sec. School, Moti Bagh II;

(i           v)             Navyug School, Lodhi Road;

(            v)               Mira Model School, B Block, Janak Puri;

(           vi)             Joseph and Mary Public School, Sant Nagar, Burari;

(          vii)                       Delhi International Public School, Rohini;

(          viii)                     Rajkiya Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Dallupura.

            From a humble beginning in 1966 when the first Competition was organised in 16 Schools of the Delhi Administration, by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, the Youth Parliament Scheme now covers 1200 schools in NCT of Delhi, 1200 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 600 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and 300 Universities/ Colleges throughout the country.

            The Youth Parliament Scheme aims at familiarizing the students with the practice and procedures of Parliament, techniques of discussion and debate and develop in them leadership qualities, the spirit of self discipline and tolerance of diverse opinions and healthy competition- all of which are the hallmark of a democracy.

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