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Banaras Hindu Univ To Set-up 'Youth Parliament'

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Youth Parliament At BHU
A number of contentious issues including setting up of the student union were discussed in the ‘Youth Parliament' organized by students at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on Saturday.

The unique parliamentarian session was organized to make the 150th birth anniversary of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, BHU founder and a great visionary by the steering committee of the 150th anniversary function and Faculty of Law, BHU.

Students from different faculties and affiliated colleges participated in the session.

Following the same pattern as in the Lok Sabha, students enacted the roles of the ruling and opposition parties and posed questions to each other in the question hour. Besides, local issues of the city, especially insanitary conditions, pathetic conditions of roads, and lack of civic amenities leaving a bad impression on tourists were also raised on the occasion.

Dr Lalji Singh, vice chancellor of BHU, who was present on the occasion, said, "the proceedings of the parliamentary session will be screened for all students in Swatantratra Bhawan soon. Good political representatives are produced by conducting such events, not just by formation of a students union." He said he has been receiving messages from across the globe condemning the recent agitation led by some students in the varsity premises.

He further said, "99 percent of the students of the university are not bothered about a students union. Few students who have lost all respect for teachers and fellow students cannot be allowed to hold the whole university to ransom."

Interdisciplinary credit system to start at Banaras Hindu University :
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) plans to introduce interdisciplinary credit systems in the coming years.
Vice chancellor Dr Lalji Singh said as per the pattern followed by international universities, BHU students studying in a particular faculty can enroll in other subjects of different faculties on a special credit basis.

"If, for instance, someone of IIT-BHU wants to learn performing arts, he or she can attend classes and earn credits for the same. We are in discussion with few international universities and credits will be exchanged as per the interest of the students," he added.

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