Students played politicians in a programme that modelled on the Parliament session.

At the 23rd Youth Parliament held for Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools in Madurai, school children who were dressed to play Union Ministers performed their roles well.

Unlike what one perceives about politicians, the participating students were focused on showcasing a model session.

The event was more than an informative session on how parliamentary proceedings were being conducted.

Recent burning issues like the Kashmir imbroglio, allegations over the misappropriation of funds in the Commonwealth Games, price rise of essential commodities, railway accidents and foreign universities bill were discussed in detail.

The event modelled on the Parliament session with Lok Sabha Speaker, Deputy Speaker, leaders of the house and opposition taking their respective positions, foreign delegates and members from the press etc.

Five schools

Fifty-one students representing five schools, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Madurai Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kochi, Pattam and Palakkad and Kendriya Vidayalaya, Central Leather Institute, Chennai, from Tamil Nadu and Kerala zones participated in various sessions of the model parliament.

The well-informed students were at ease discussing the various aspects of the socio-political and economic events that were taken up for discussion. Their gestures, mode of expression and language were impressive.

N. Nanmaran MLA, Madurai East, T. Usha Rani, Education Officer, KV Schools, Chennai, and Varadarajulu, Principal, KV, Ottapalam, were the judges for the event.

KV, Madurai has got this opportunity to host the event for the second time after it hosted it in 2003.

The zonals will be held in Hyderabad.