A two-day session on Youth Parliament, attended by NEHU

SHILLONG: 21st June 2022 (PTI Source)

North-Eastern Hill University delegation recently attended the Indian Youth Parliament session for two days in Udaipur.

The session, which took place on the 4th of June, focussed on matters of national significance, according to a press release.

A team of students from the NEHU (H Arundeep Singha, Jessica Rymbai, Flavius P Nonglang, Daia Kharsati, and Asha K Lakra), led by Dr Benjamin Lyngdoh, a lecturer in the Department of Tourism & Hotel Management at NEHU, participated in this session.

“Democracy and dialogue” was the theme, with a variety of themes such as democracy and poverty, media and democracy, history of Indian democracy, digital democracy, corruption and democracy among others. “The goal was to promote critical thinking skills in students from both nationalities at an early age by learning about other people's cultures through reading children's books. The conference also focussed on future strategies for engaging different communities to work together more effectively.“

Over 200 young people, from across 20 states, attended the session.

Among those in attendance were, the Governor of West Bengal, Jagdeep Dhankar, RS Depy. Chairman Harivansh Singh, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Speaker Dr CP Joshi, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Passang Dorjee Sona, Former Manipur Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam Singh, Vice-Chancellor of NEHU Prof. PS Shukla, and several others prominent figures.

The first day of the session focused on the continuing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and the second day's discussions covered several bills in India as well as environmental issues.