New Delhi, Feb 5(ANI): Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Friday presented the Running Parliamentary Shield and Trophy to Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, Kerala at national level in the '22nd National Youth Parliament Competition'.
On this occasion the students of the school also presented a short sitting of "Youth Parliament".
Apart from it, five Vidyalayas, which stood first in their respective zones, and 12 Vidyalayas, which stood first in their respective regions, received this award.
Speaking on the occasion, Bansal said: "The Youth Parliament Scheme aims at inculcating among the younger generations the spirit of self-discipline, tolerance of diverse opinion, righteous expression of views and other virtues of democratic way of life."Besides, the scheme also acquaints the students with the practices and procedures of Parliament, techniques of discussion and debate and develops in them the quality of leadership," he added.
Under the scheme of Youth Parliament, 22nd National Youth Parliament Competition for Kendriya Vidyalayas, in the series was organised during 2009-2010 among 90 schools.
In accordance with the scheme, the competition was held in two stages, first at the regional level and then at the national level.
The position of zonal first is also determined on the basis of evaluation of performance for the national level. (ANI)