Pune to host second edition of Indian Students” Parliament


MUMBAI:  The second edition of Indian Students Parliament also known as ‘Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad’ (BCS) will be held in Pune on January 10 next year.

The eminent dignitaries, including business tycoons like Anand Mahindra and Azim Premji, Infosys mentor N R Narayan Murthy, Jindal Steel and Power Chairman and Managing Director Naveen Jindal are expected to address the students Parliament.

Besides, spiritual leader Dalai Lama, noted writer and activist Arundhati Roy, actress Nandita Das, filmaker Prakash Jha and Nobel-aureate environmentalist Rajendra Pachauri, are also expected. From political fraternity, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee would be part of the event.

The Indian Student Parliament is an exercise for identifying young leaders’ potential, introducing them to different issues, promoting them to be proactive while interacting with prominent personalities from different spheres of public life. “Today there are social issues like financial scams, problems in the education system, corruption, caste issues.

There are various issues related to our democracy and the youth should be sensitised about them,” Maharashtra Minister for Higher and Technical Education Rajesh Tope told reporters here. Emphasising need for youth empowerment, Tope, who also is the patron of the BCS said,”if youth is our future then we have to strengthen them.

If they are strengthened then our democracy will get strengthened.BCS is organised by the Maharashtra Academy of Engineering and Educational Research (MAEER’s) MIT School of Government, Pune.


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