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India is the largest democracy in the world and is considered to be amongst the most stable countries in the world. However, if India has to evolve as a highly developed nation, we need politics which focuses on development. To bring in this change, we need to attract youth, who are committed towards politics and are willing to embrace public life with a view to strengthen the democratic fabric of our nation.
To further this cause, with the objective of nation building, the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (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: Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad or BCS, as it known, 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.
The BCS is a classroom that provides political coaching to nearly 10,000 students in the age group of 18-25. 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.
It is aimed at enhancing the roles and relevance of youth in democratic institutions such as: political parties, social organizations, colleges, universities and public institutions. We are trying to create an environment so that committed, educated and spirited youth participate in democratic polity and contribute in evolving a healthy, democratic system.
To create most ethical, spirited and competent public leadership in the country, which will shape our policies, make our democracy vibrant and bridge the chasm between the way we are being governed today and the way we actually want to be governed.
To ignite the very spirit of student politics in the youth of today and inculcate public spirited and socially sensitive values right during their formative years. We aim to raise the extent of sensitivity, awareness, involvement, responsiveness, access and say of youth in political and democratic processes so that a healthy democratic system is evolved to produce competent public leaders and policy makers, from the grassroots and from all walks of life.
Connect Politically / Socially active youth of India on one platform for the common purpose of strengthening democracy and to inculcate a national vision.
Create in them respect for politics, political leaders, democracy and its institutions and train them for future leadership of the country public life in service to the nation.
Raise their awareness, intellect and sensitivity to social & political issues, encourage and motivate students to embrace
Promote national and regional understanding, inter-cultural dialogue and diversity of ideas and practices.
Contribute to the personal skills development of Indian youth.resolutions for social good and submit it to the government for spectrums of life, take pledge to uphold democratic values, pass opinions, interact with eminent personalities from different
Provide a forum in which young people can express their own consideration and action.democratic values and influence their peers who are not
Create energetic 'ambassadors' of democracy to replicate the participants of BCS
All the resolutions passed at the annual national conclave are complied as the 'Declaration' of the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad and are submitted to the relevant policy making bodies of union and state governments. The resolutions are also submitted to
the United Nations and UNESCO for their cognizance.
Participants are selected for a 10-day National Study Tour to Delhi, wherein they are exposed to various democratic institutions of national importance. Interactive sessions are held with constitutional authorities, political leaders and leaders from media sector.
BCS also develops entrepreneurial spirit - Conceptualize and establish one's own NGO or political party to transform specific areas in the socio-political arena.
Based on the ideological affinity and interest, inclined, equipped and bright minds are sifted every year for political parties of India to undergo short term political leadership training program
at the MIT School of Government. The BCS platform acts as a bridge between the political parties and spirited youth to provide sensitive and groomed leadership to the country.