Bhopal: ‘Give tickets only to literate candidates’

Bhopal: “Please keep silence and maintain decorum…,” said the speaker, admonishing the opposition MPs who were disrupting the House. Nevertheless, it had little effect on the members who kept on shouting. This is not a scene from any parliament session, but from a ‘Bal Sansad (children’s mock parliament)’ held at Samanvay Bhawan on Monday.

The MP of opposition asked questions and the minister gave replies in detail. Both the treasury and opposition benches used poems and shayris to put their message across more effectively. There were interruptions and interjections by the speaker to maintain decorum in the house. In the whole session, opposition put the government on mat.

The issues like government interference in RBI, CBI, Rafale scam, 10% reservation, demonetisation, cyber crime, ill effects of social media, education system, child marriage, unemployment, child abuse, etc were put up in the house. They also raised question on PM’s foreign tours, interference in Indian foreign policies, Indo-China relationship.

Some schemes of government like Beti Bachao, Startups, Skill India, etc were also talked about. Some of them also demanded for ‘One nation one election’ to cut election expenditure. A demand for set-up a separate police station was also put up to stop child abuse.

A question on qualification of members of Parliament was raised. A proposal was passed that tickets should be given to literate candidates for the development of the country. The sitting began with paying tribute to former MP late Anil Madhav Dave. It concluded with the speech of Prime Minister.

He concluded his speech with Nida Fazli’s poem ‘Safar mein dhoop to hogi chal sako to chalo…’ These were the lines of Fazli with which Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi had concluded his speech on the motion of thanks on President address in Rajya Sabha during the 2016 Parliament Budget session.

Students of 12 schools (both government and private) took part in the event with great zeal. Aniket, 16, played the role of Prime Minister, Nidhi Nahar, 14 as speaker and Anuj as leader of opposition. Differently-abled player Gauransi and Ekta were made chairman of Child Commission for a day and a VIP treatment was given to them.

Chairman, Human Rights Commission, Justice N K Jain, chairman, MP Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Raghvendra Sharma and other dignitaries were present in the event, organised by World Vision Society. They appreciated and congratulated the children for their wonderful performance.

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