Upset over the falling governance standards in the country, the city youth have decided to ‘be the change they wish to see’. To begin with, they will host a Model Indian Parliament Session (MIPS) their way early next month.
Rotaract clubs in Mumbai are organising and calling youth to participate in the MIPS. Scheduled for October 2, MIPS is simulation of the Indian Parliament in session and will see the youth take on various roles and discuss sensitive burning issues.
District Rotaract representative Manish Solanki said, “The aim of MIPS is to give an opportunity to today’s youth to experience a behind-the-scenes look at what a day in Lok Sabha entails.”
Over 100 students in the age group of 18-25 are expected to participate. They will be divided into ruling and opposition parties. The ruling party will have its prime minister and council of ministers. The group will meet a little ahead of the event to decide their roles for the final event.
A first-year student of masters in biotechnology, SIES college, Varun Suresh, said, “Given a choice, I would want to get the role of the Speaker. The Speaker plays an important role in maintaining decorum and facilitating discussions. The second choice would be the defence ministry.”
The participants will discuss on topics ranging from competition amendments to women protection, and corruption to defence systems.
Not only does the group want to discuss important issues its way but it also wants to demonstrate to parliamentarians how to function.
Event chairperson Riddhi Parikh said, “Time and again Parliament gets adjourned over petty issues or there are fights among the members. Through MIPS, we wish to conduct a session through which we want to show that through healthy discussion we can be more efficient.”
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