MIT – SOG concludes 7thBharatiyaChhatraSansad at MIT Pune on a high in the presence of dignitaries and students from across India

19 January 2017, Pune: The 7thBharatiyaChhatraSansadconcluded its three day student parliament at the scenic MIT Pune campus in the presence of dignitaries and more than 10000 students from across India.  The concluding day saw the felicitation of Shri. Manik Sarkar, Chief Minister, Tripura as an ‘Ideal Chief Minister’ by the hands of Prof. VishwanathKarad, Prof. Rahul Karad and Mr. AbhayFirodiya. The final day also witnessed Shri. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Urban Development, Housing and I&B minister, Govt. of India address the gathering.

Baba Ramdev at 7th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad
 Baba Ramdev at 7th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad

Felicitation of Shri. Manik Sarkar at 7th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad
Felicitation of Shri. Manik Sarkar at 7th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad

BharatiyaChhatraSansad over three days saw students participating from across cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad as well as from countries like Netherlands, Nepal, Germany etc. A variety of hot topics were discussed like Freedom of speech- how much is too much? ; Reservation on caste – social justice or total injustice? ; Black money and elections – Who will bell the cat? amongst others.

Extending his gratitude towards participating students and dignitaries, Prof. Rahul Karad, Dean and Founder, MIT-SOG, said, “I am extremely humbled by the fantastic student turnout and participation for the 7thBharatiyaChhatraSansad chapter. I hope the students enjoyed all the sessions and were able to take back some learning over these three days. Our aim of starting BCS was to encourage youth to participate in politics and somewhere change the negative connotation politics has. Our 8th chapter is now scheduled from 19th to 21st Jan 2018 and I hope we see an even bigger turnout for the same. Lastly, I will like to thank all the dignitaries who spared their valuable time and shared some priceless inputs with the students.”  

On receiving the ideal Chief Minister Award, veteran CPM leader Shri. Manik Sarkar, CM, Tripura said, “I will like to thank MIT- School of Govt. for conferring me with this honor. I congratulate Prof. Rahul Karad for this unique initiative of BharatiyaChhatraSansad and urge the youth to enter politics for the betterment of the country. I hope to see young faces entering main stream politics and paving the way for a brighter future.”

The student community witnessed some intriguing speeches by thought leaders like Baba Ramdev, Arnab Goswami, Shri. Vijay Goel, Shiv Khera, Tushar Gandhi, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Dr.LobsangSangay and many others. They spoke on various topics pertaining to nation building and encouraged the youth to build a stronger India by strengthening our democracy.

Baba Ramdev shared an interesting perspective while speaking about Multinational Corporations – saviors or saboteurs? wherein he said, “ MNCs come to India to only make profit. They invest one rupee and take back hundred. I feel, we do not really need any FDI as we are self-sufficient in developing our markets. It is quite evident from all the cash that was put back in the system due to the demonetization drive. My advice to the youth is that while starting a business look at the bigger picture and ensure your business is universal, secular and scientific.“

The 7thBharatiyaChhatraSansad concluded with more than 10,000 student participation along with a robust line up of industrial, spiritual and political leaders.

About MIT-SOG:

MIT-SOG is a part of the MAEER's MIT Group of Institutions, Pune, a highly acclaimed name in the field of education since 1983, founded by Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad. The group consists of educational institutions right from Primary Education to Post Graduate Programs in varied field like- Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Management, Information Technology, and Foreign Languages and so on. MIT-SOG was initiated by Shri. Rahul V. Karad with the vision of creating Ethical, Spirited and Committed Political Leadership for the country from the grassroots and from all walks of life.

MIT-SOG students get an opportunity to intern for a period of two months with Political Leaders & Political Party Offices. Assignments, projects and workshops are a regular feature of the program.

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About BharatiyaChhatraSansad:

The BharatiyaChhatraSansad (Indian Student Parliament) was initiated by Rahul V. Karad in 2011, wherein students of the entire country can be sensitized about entering into public life or embracing active politics.

The innovative platform: BharatiyaChhatraSansad (BCS) is a non-political platform to sensitize and harness the power of youth, mainly through the general secretaries, joint secretaries and socially active & politically sensitive students from around 25000 colleges of more than 400 universities in India.

It provides lessons on the functioning of a democracy and encourages the students to serve the society by entering public life and attaining leadership roles.