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Vidyashilp Academy hosts its first model parliament

November 20, 2018

Vidyashilp Academy recently hosted its first model parliament at its campus in Jakkur, Bangalore. The two-day conference hosted over minds from the country to a celebration of diversity and mosaic cultures through its youth power with the theme ”Inspiring the voices of tomorrow, today”.

Over the course of two days, 150 students from Grade IX through XII experienced a truly unique opportunity to broaden their horizons and develop an in-depth understanding and functioning of the world’s largest democratic system. The interschool event accurately simulated the functions and intricacies of the Indian parliamentary system.

Speaking on the occasion, Kalai Selvi, head of the school said, “We urge the delegates present in the model parliament to focus on issues and deliberate to find solutions that in the true sense helps in creating a better India. The aim of the model parliament is to sensitise students to social responsibilities and give them a hands-on experience of parliamentary procedures”.

Lakshmi Ambika Kumar, student of class X of Vidyashilp Academy said, “We were given the opportunity to debate on and express our views on issues that concern us and shape the world we live in, especially in our country. The model parliament was a new experience; it taught us how the parliament works”.

The conference aimed at helping the youth to get an insight into the functioning of the Indian democracy and better equip students to exercise a meaningful voice in their future. The students debated on the issues like the role of PSU in the state, after effects of privatisation, future aspects of Indian economy, drug dealing, causes of consumer exploitation, among others.    

Affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), Vidyashilp Academy offers education that goes beyond the confines of a textbook. The pedagogical focus lies in enabling students to learn from application and experience and inculcate critical thinking from the very start.

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