GIIS East Coast Campus conducted a Model Bharat Sabha, a student-led event on similar lines of the Model United Nations (MUN), but replicated with the proceedings of the Indian Parliament.
The event was conducted virtually on the 8th and 9th of December, garnering a significant number of participants.
The participants of the MBS were divided into 3 committees, the Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha and the Press Corps. Ministries were assigned to each participant in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, while the Press Corps’ job was to inform the public about the happenings of the Parliament.
There were 3 committee sessions on each day and 2 agendas to be covered per day. Each agenda began with an introductory speech by all the ministers, followed by committee discussions wherein flaws in various bills were discussed and improvements were suggested. After the discussions, the ministers wrote working papers, which were then submitted to the chairs. The ruling party then proposed a new bill with the suggestions implements while the opposition found loopholes and further changes.
Participants were given various awards for their performance over the 2 days, including titles such as Best Delegate, Outstanding Delegate and Best Working Paper.
All-in-all, the Model Bharat Sabha was a huge success, having garnered significant traction while also proving to be a great platform for students to cultivate and hone their debating skills. GIIS has always emphasised the importance of cultivating and developing every student’s skill and ability through its 9 GEMS pedagogy. By conducting events such as this, students get the opportunity to discover new skills while developing existing ones.