YOUTH PARLIAMENT SCHEME:
Youth Parliament Scheme aims at familiarizing 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; inculcating among younger generations the art and skill of effective oratory, righteous expression of views and other virtues of a democratic way of life.
In order to develop democratic ethos in the younger generation the Ministry of Parliamentary affairs conducts Youth Parliament Competition in various categories of schools and colleges/universities.
The Youth Parliament Scheme was first introduced in the Schools in Delhi in 1966-67.
The Kendriya Vidyalayas located in and around Delhi were incorporated into the ongoing Scheme for Delhi Schools in 1978.
Subsequently, as a separate scheme of Youth Parliament for Kendriya Vidyalayas at the National Level was launched in 1988.
YOUTH PARLIAMENT COMPETITION:
Similarly, in 1997-98, two new Youth Parliament Schemes at the national level, one for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and the other for Universities/Colleges were launched.
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has been organizing the National Youth Parliament Competition in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas throughout the country for the past 21 years.
Under the scheme, the 21st Competition was organized among 64 Vidyalayas, spread over 8 regions of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti all over India.
On this occasion, the students of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kaimur, Bihar, which stood first in the 21st National Youth Parliament Competition for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and were awarded the Running Parliamentary Shield and Trophy, presented a short sitting of ‘Youth Parliament’.