The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs organizes following Youth Parliament Competitions in schools across the country:-

  1. Youth Parliament Competitions for Schools under the Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
  2. National Youth Parliament Competition for Kendriya Vidyalayas.
  3. National Youth Parliament Competition  for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

As per the schemes, each of the competitions is organized among the participating schools nominated by the respective parent educational organisations i.e.  Directorate of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi and  Department of Education,  New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC); Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. The schools are nominated by the parent educational organisations as per their organizational structures and not state- wise. 

The details of the participating schools during the last five years are as follows:-

 

Sr.No.

Year 

Number of Participating Institutions

 

 

Delhi Schools

KVs

JNVs

1

2018-19

33

125

64

2

2019-20

31

125

64

3

2020-21

 Not organized due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic

4

2021-22

5

2022-23

39

150

80

 

The details of funds spent by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in organizing Youth Parliament competitions in schools during the last five years are as follows:-

Sr. No. 

Financial Year

Fund spent by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (in Rs.)

1.

2018-19

26,43,150/-

2.

2019-20

35,69,837/-

3.

2020-21

6,78,086/-

4.

2021-22

40,000/-

5.

2022-23

3,84,557/-

 

Youth Parliament Competitions are organized by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs with a view to strengthen the roots of democracy, inculcate healthy habits of discipline, tolerance of the views of others and to enable the student community to familiarize themselves with the working of Parliament.  

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and the Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Shri V Muraleedharan in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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