State level youth parliament and parliamentary quiz competition was conducted on Friday at Imagine Hall, ATI, Kohima with deputy speaker, Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Ralanthung Yanthan as chief guest.
Exhorting the students and officials present at the program, Ralanthung said that it was very important for young people to learn the basic values of democracy, so as to acquire a proper perspective on the democratic functioning and processes through which the country was governed. He explained that since youth was a season of hope and aspiration, it was only proper to take advantage of this and develop the young students in their necessary civic competence.
He also lauded education department, the department of parliamentary affairs and other coordinating departments for making such program a regular feature for the benefit of the youths.
Secretary, parliamentary affairs, N. Benjamin Newmai in his welcome address explained that purpose for having the Youth parliament was to create awareness amongst the young upcoming generation about their rights and role in democracy.
Dr. Mahadir Jha of Longleng Government College, who attended the program with his students, said that it was not only a learning experience but an exposure trip for the students as well who had gathered from all over the district of Nagaland. He said that such programs should be encouraged so that the coming generations will benefit.
Students from different districts of Nagaland took part at the Youth Parliament and Parliamentary Quiz competition. Cash prizes of Rs. 10,000/-, Rs. 7,000/- and Rs. 5,000/- were awarded to Peren, Kohima-2 and Kohima-3 districts respectively for the best three teams in the Quiz Competition while cash prizes of Rs. 5,000/-, Rs. 3,000/- and Rs. 2,000/- were awarded to John Chingpen Phom from Yingli College Longleng, Thejasilie Sekhose from Kohima College and Alovi H. Achumi from Zunheboto respectively for the best individual performer in the Youth Parliament Competition.