New Delhi: A special function to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of India, ie 70th Constitution Day or Samvidhan Diwas, was organized in the Central Hall of Parliament today.
The President of India, Vice President, Prime Minister, Speaker and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs graced the occasion and addressed the gathering of the Members of both Houses of Parliament.
On this occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind launched the web portal of the ‘National Youth Parliament Scheme’ (NYPS).
The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has been implementing the Youth Parliament program since 1966 in schools under the Directorate of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi and NDMC, Kendriya Vidyalayas, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, and Universities and Colleges.
So far, around 8,000 educational institutions and more than 400,000 students have been covered under the Youth Parliament program of the Ministry.
The web-portal of the National Youth Parliament Scheme is available at www.nyps.mpa.gov.in. The main objective of the portal is to increase the outreach of the youth parliament program of the Ministry to hitherto untouched sections and corners of the country.
The salient features of the portal are:-
(i) All recognised educational institutions of the country are eligible to participate in this programme.
(ii) The registration for participation will be done by the education institutions through the web-portal.
(iii) E-training modules, videos, photographs and scripts are available on the portal for online self-learning of the participants.
(iv) After successful registration, educational institutions will be able to conduct youth parliament sittings in their respective institutions.
(v) Each student taking part in the sitting will get a digital ‘Certificate of Participation’ and each Teacher-in-charge and Head of Institution will get a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ through the web portal.
This portal will give shape to the Prime Minister’s vision of organizing youth parliaments in all parts of the country, said a Govt pres release.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the gathering earlier today and paid homage to the victims of the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai, while President Ram Nath Kovind, also addressing the gathering, said that Rights and Duties are two sides of the same coin.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu in his address noted that the Indian democratic experience over the last 70 years has been fairly positive except for a dark patch during the Emergency.
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