The President of India launches web-portal of “National Youth Parliament Scheme”

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News: President of India has launched the Web-Portal of “National Youth Parliament Scheme”.

Facts:

About Web portal of National Youth Parliament Scheme:

Objective: to increase the outreach of the youth parliament programme to hitherto untouched sections and corners of India.

Salient features:

  • All recognised educational institutions of the country are eligible to participate in this programme.
  • The registration for participation will be done by the education institutions through the web-portal using E-training modules, videos, photographs and scripts are available on the portal for online self-learning of the participants.
  • After successful registration, the educational institutions will be able to conduct youth parliament sittings in their respective institutions.

Additional Information:

National Youth Parliament Scheme

  • It was launched in 1966 in Schools under the Directorate of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi and NDMC, Kendriya Vidyalayas, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and Universities/ Colleges.
  • The scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
  • The scheme encompasses conducting National Youth Parliament Competition every year.

Objectives:

  •  Familiarize the students with the practice and procedures of Parliament, techniques of discussion and debate
  • Develop leadership qualities, spirit of self-discipline and tolerance of diverse opinions and healthy competition
  • Inculcate among younger generations the art and skill of effective oratory, righteous expression of views and other virtues of a democratic way of life