BANDIPORA National Social Services Wing of Hassan Khoyihami Memorial Government Degree College Bandipora on Thursday launched the District Youth Parliament Festival 2019. The festival will continue till 28th of this month.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Zahoor Ahmad Mir was the chief guest on the occasion while Principal Prof Hakeem Gh Mustafa, Vice-Principal Dr Kounser Parveen, senior professor GA Lone, NSS cadets and other officials were present on the occasion,
peaking on the occasion ADC Bandipora said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Mann Ki Baat programme in December 2017, had shared the idea of organising Youth Parliaments for young people. He said, the government has decided to organise the youth festival at every district of the country so that the youth between the age group of 18 to 25 years can participate and discuss and debate about how to make a New India.
Vice Principal Dr Kounser Parveen while speaking on the occasion said the HKM College also organised the youth festival like in other districts wherein debates were organised and five students were selected for participation in debates at state level. She said the students- Shah Mehreen Peerzada will debate on Good Governance, Mehfooza Zahoor and Rameesa Ahmad on the topic Corruption while Marifat Jan and Umer Farooq Bhat will debate on Girl Child at the state level competitions to be held soon.
A 5-member jury including Prof. Abdul Subhan Malik, Prof. M Shafi Mir, Prof Naseer Ahmad Khan, Prof G.M. Khan and M Afzal Shahi selected the students for participation at the state level. The best speakers at national level will be awarded Rs 2 lakh rupees for the first prize while 1.5 lakh rupees for the second while one lakh rupees will be for third prize.
On the occasion, ADC Bandipora and Principal of the college also released the College magazine Khoyihome and prospectus for the next academic year.
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