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 Chandigarh.It was a unique show where the bills were presented debated to ensure the effectiveness of the bills in sprits and letters. It was a wonderful methodology to make democracy work and generate awareness at the bottom level. The issues taken up were Water Management, POCSO Bill, Child Labour, and School Safety. Water Management, POCSO Bill, Child Labour, and School Safety were the 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 BILL and a lot of questions related to the bills were asked by the opposition leaders. Voting was also held after the discussion on the BILL and the BILLS were passed by the majority of the House. 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.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.
On this occasion, 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 to the all the students to visit the parliament session in New Delhi. Sh. 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.On this occasion, Mrs. Harjinder Kaur, Chairperson of the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) appreciated the efforts put by the teachers and students of schools in Children’s Parliament Chandigarh. She also encouraged all the students sitting the audience to participate in the next mock parliament sessions with vigor and zeal. 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), Sh. Arvind (PA to chairperson) and other staff of CCPCR were also present on the occasion.