Chandigarh

CCPCR organizes Children Parliament in association with Education Department, Chandigarh

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | October 22, 2019 12:32 PM

CHANDIGARH--Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) in collaboration with Education Department, UT Chandigarh organized Children’s Parliament Chandigarh at Tagore Theatre, Sector-18 here on Monday.
It was an unique initiative where bills were presented and debated to ensure the effectiveness of the Bills in spirits and letters. The issues taken up included water management, POCSO Bill, child labour, and school safety. These were proposed bills placed in the House of People. A proper procedure was undertaken to pass all the BILLS by the student leaders. There was a detailed discussion on every Bills and a lot of questions related to the bills were asked by the opposition leaders. Voting was also held after the discussion on the  Bills and passed by the majority of the House.
Mrs. Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament was the Chief Guest and she addressed the students and inspired them to become a good and fearless leader. She also invited all the students to visit the parliament session in New Delhi.
On this occasion, Mrs. Harjinder Kaur, Chairperson of the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) appreciated the efforts put up by the teachers and students of schools in Children’s Parliament Chandigarh. She also encouraged all students audience to participate in the next mock parliament sessions with vigor and zeal.  The students gained a lot of knowledge in connection with the proposed bills and it gave a good exposure to all the children of the schools about the parliamentary proceedings of a Parliament.
Mr Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary State Legal Service Authority, UT, Chandigarh, was Guest of Honour and he appreciated the concept of conducting a Mock session of Parliament to give students the actual feeling of the Parliament.
The students from GGMSSS-18, GGMSSS-40, GMSSS-16 and GMSSS Dhanas Chandigarh participated as Parliamentarian with great vigor and zeal. The students of other government schools were the audience of the program. Near about 800 students including teachers and guests were the witnesses of the program.       
A token of appreciation to all the participant students along with a book on The Constitution of India was given. The teacher-in-charge and Principal of the respective schools were also felicitated.
The Vote of Thanks was given by Mrs. Anindita Roy, POCSO Consultant CCPCR. Refreshment was also served to the students and teachers at the end of the session.
Smt Rajinder Kaur, Deputy Director Vocational Education, Education Department, UT Chandigarh, Ms. Raj Bala, Principal, GMSSS-18, Chandigarh, Ms. Sarabjeet Kaur Principal, GMSSS-40, Chandigarh, Ms Seema Rani, Principal GMSSS Dhanas, Ms Jaspinder Kaur Officiating Principal GMSSS- 16, Chandigarh, Dr. Monica M Singh and Ms Pooja Punchhi Member, CCPCR, Sh. Kartar Singh (Law Officer), Mr. Arvind (PA to chairperson) and other staff of CCPCR were also present on the occasion. EOM


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