It was a throwback literally to the first session of Parliament, which met in 1952, when students from various schools donned the garbs of the leaders of yore and took it on themselves to recreate Parliament here on Thursday as part of the 60th anniversary of the apex house of the country.
The recreation was organised by Christ Nagar International School at the old Assembly hall of the Secretariat. It had students from various schools coming dressed as the parliamentarians of 1952, starting from President Rajendra Prasad, Vice-President S. Radhakrishnan, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Starting with the national anthem, election of the Speaker, complete with the counter resolution moved by Mr. Gopalan and the resultant chaos, and the speeches that followed, the session wound up with the national anthem. Heera L. Bright of Lecole Chempaka School won the first prize for her portrayal of Annie Mascarene, Ebin Harris of St. Thomas Residential School won the second prize for his portrayal of M.A. Ayyangar, and Ranjitha Rajan of Saraswathi Vidyalaya won the third prize for playing Satya Narayanan Sinha.