rd DU Mock Indian Parliament’ kicked off successfully. With the kind of enthusiasm and zeal the delegates, executive board, organizing committee and others carried, the event was sure to be one of the best across the country. The affair proceeded after our honourable chief guest, Mr. Prashant Mendiratta and the members of DUSU ignited the lamp. With around 135 delegates, Lok Sabha stood as the largest committee at the 3rd DU Mock Indian Parliament, with one of the most interesting agenda of ‘Ram Mandir Reconstruction and Maintenance Bill, 2016’. A heated debate that continued for 2 consecutive days proved totally worth it as the ruling party was able to get the bill into voting and pass it with a few amendments from the opposition’s side. Rajya Sabha, with their agenda as the ‘Goods and Services Tax Bill,2016’ had a very subtle and intelligent debate as the delegates were seen discussing the various taxation policies. Interestingly, delegates had prepared diagrams to explain the pros and cons of the bill to the council. But due to a strong opposition that was able to give very many reasons as to why the bill should not be brought in India, the bill remain stuck and was not passed. ‘Review of Reservation Policy’ as their agenda, AIPPM witnessed a very lively debate since the topic is one of the most frequently debated and criticized around the country. Parliamentarians were seen discussing the norms on which the reservations should be allowed. Statements like “reservation should not be religion oriented” were made in the council. The Futuristic Crisis Committee with their agenda as ‘Attack by ISIS on India’ happened to be one of the most interesting committees at the event. From delegates blaming each other for the security of the country to sincerely discussing ways to improve it, the council saw it all. The council saw intelligent yet controversial statements being made. 3rd DUMIP, witnessed a huge success due to all the hard work put in by everyone present at the event especially the organising committee that did not leave any leaf unturned to make sure the delegates had the perfect environment to debate and were not left unsatisfied. When the Indian Press asked the parliamentarians about the event they said that this was one of the best youth parliaments they had ever been to. Image Credits: Pixels: Photography Society, Hans Raj College Guest post by Apoorva Sharma for DU Beat.]]>
Arushi Pathak is a (over-enthusiastic) senior pursuing Economics Honours from DU. The Associate Editor at DU Beat, she is an avid debater and can’t refrain from expressing her opinion over everything. Somehow obsessed with New York City (and all sitcoms set in NYC), she day-dreams to live there soon. She is a die-hard Grey’s Anatomy fan and can’t have enough of tragedy-themed novels. She believes that she has got the best of both worlds-Economics and Journalism. Always ready for a pep-talk or a life-changing discussion equally readily, she can be contacted at [email protected].