How can youngsters take Indian politics to the next level and how can they play a vital role in Nation Building, Students discuss this vital topic with top political leaders at 11th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad




Monday, 28th September 2021: The last day of the six-day annual national conclave, Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad or BCS (Indian Student Parliament), organized under the aegis of MIT School of Government (MIT-SOG), saw some enthralling discussions on राजनीती में युवा – भ्रम और यथार्थ. The session saw top dignitaries guiding the students to take rightful steps which can assist in nation-building. It also focussed on how politics can give them the power to mould the future and why they should feel responsible towards society once they get into powerful positions, were the key points that were emphasised upon. Shri. Girish Gautam, Hon’ble Speaker of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly was the Chairman of the session.


He said, “The youth is the one who must stand for equality and justice. Today, the political groups want youth to be a part of the political system since they have the power, ideas, and the approach to contribute towards the development of the nation. At the same time, it is important to prevent the youth from getting derailed from the right track. Our youngsters must stay out of any controversies, misbeliefs, and illusions.”


The session was graced by the presence of prominent dignitaries such as Adv. Jaiveer Shergill, Spokesperson, Indian National Congress and Eminent Lawyer, Supreme Court of India, Ms. Amba Prasad, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly (INC), Barkagaon, Ramgarh, Jharkhand, Shri. Anil Kumar, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly (BJP), Bathnaha (SC), Sitamarhi, Bihar, and Shri. Prakash B. Joshi, Founding Trustee, Patron, MAEER.


Shri. Rahul V. Karad, Managing Trustee & Executive President, MAEER’s MIT and Executive President, MIT World Peace University & Chief Initiator, MIT School of Government, reiterated on the last day of this 6-day mega event that BCS was established to give a platform to the voice of students. This is the largest apolitical platform where students can listen to the top dignitaries of the country and get a chance to interact with them.


Sharing his thoughts, Shri. Rahul V. Karad, who is also the Founder of Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad said, “I am indeed elated by the spirit of participation shown by the student leaders and eminent leaders. I really feel that it is the responsibility of the political parties to brainstorm on how the youth can be involved in politics. I feel that the youth of our country is excelling in all spheres except politics, which is a matter of concern. I can say this with confidence that the character of politics will change once our youth starts to actively participate in programs like the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad. At last, I would conclude by saying that the fabric of democracy has to be strengthened with good leadership. We need to break the colonial mindsets to frame an efficient picture of our Indian democracy.”


On the last day of BCS, the participants took the resolution to create a National Youth Commission for channelizing the positive energy of youth towards making Bharat a Vishwa-Guru in the 21st century.


BCS is the largest platform in the country which allows students to share the stage alongside topmost personalities. The welcome address of this session was given by Dr. Sanjay Upadhye, Motivational Speaker & Orator, Founder, Man Kara Re Prasanna and the session concluded with a vote of thanks from Dr. Mahesh Thorwe, Assistant Director, Social Initiatives, MIT World Peace University.


After sensitizing and empowering the youth with this dynamic session, it was time to conclude the 11th edition of the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad. The valedictory session of the 11th BCS witnessed an empowering end. The session commenced with an address from Shri. Rahul V. Karad, Founder of Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad, who highlighted the legacy of BCS and the powerful impact that this six-day conclave has made on the youth of our nation. The session was graced with the presence of the Chief Guest Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Former Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Law and Justice, Govt of India & Former Chief Minister, Karnataka.


He said, “It is high time that we break the colonial mindset. We have to honor the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters. To reach the aim of sustainable development and good governance, we must address issues like Hunger, Poverty, Education, Health, and Livelihood. Without addressing them, we can never think of good governance.” He further made it clear that youth will play an instrumental role in making the Indian democracy the most efficient in the world. Issues like Caste and Gender have to be addressed to prevail the sense of equality. There is a need for the active participation of the youth. He concluded by saying that Youth forms the man-guard of the nation and civil societies need to contribute to the element of youth participation.


The valedictory session was further embraced by the presence of Shri. Kumar Ketkar, Padma Shri, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha (INC, Maharashtra) & Former President, Mumbai Press Club, Dr. Sasmit Patra, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha (Biju Janata Dal, Odisha), Chief Whip, BJD Parliamentary Party in Rajya Sabha, National Spokesperson, Biju Janata Dal, and Shri. Prakash Karat, Veteran Leader, Member, Polit Bureau, Communist Party of India (Marxist), who said, “Democracy itself is an achievement for a country like India. All the efforts to transform a country from nothing to a prospering middle-class country is an achievement. Little flaws and glitches are just a part of this transformation. While comparing the legacy of Japan, Europe, and America with the Indian legacy, people forget that we had to start from the ground level again after Independence. We have come a long way since then. Right now, with 40% of our middle-class population, we are the largest growing market after China in the world. We do have problems of failed institutionalization and bureaucracy. By keeping confidence intact and defeating negativity and cynicism, we can bring in more positive change.”


All the dignitaries appreciated the spirit of students who tirelessly participated in all the 10 sessions in the six-day conclave.


The conference ended with an address from UNESCO Chair Holder Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, Founder & Chief Patron, MAEER’s MIT, Pune & President, MIT World Peace University. He shared, “We have enough resources, wealth, and capacity to bring change. We just need to fix the accountability and responsibility and I feel the youth of our country can do it efficiently. I would like to conclude by saying that we need to use power with efficiency and legitimacy to make Bharat a Vishwa-Guru.”


About MIT School of Government (MIT-SOG): The MIT School of Government (MIT-SOG), a constituent unit of MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU), Pune, is the first institute of its kind to initiate a two-year Master’s degree program in Political Leadership & Government or MPG (UGC-approved program) for a Career in Politics. MIT-SOG was initiated in the year 2005 under the visionary leadership of Shri. Rahul V. Karad – Initiator & Executive President, MIT World Peace University with the vision of creating Ethical, Spirited, and Committed Political Leadership for the country from the grassroots and all walks of life. Under the able guidance of Late. Shri. T.N Seshan, First Chairman, MIT-SOG, former Chief-Election Commissioner of India (also well known as the Father of Electoral Reforms in India), the curriculum for MPG program at MIT-SOG was designed with the complete involvement of highly decorated officials from Government, Politics, Judiciary, Media and Academia. MIT-SOG specifically caters to the need for training students in politics & government in order to become trained Political Leaders of the country.





Amba Prasad: “I feel those who are really interested in politics must come up and join hands to bring a sustainable change in our democracy. The youth of the nation has to work hard if the country has to progress. Politics is not easy, it requires dedication, commitment, and endurance, you will be questioned again and again by the opposition, but you will have to make your way by working dedicatedly and tirelessly.”

Advocate Jaiveer Shergill: “Youth represents the democracy of the country. It is an illusion that youth is the future of the country, in fact, they are not only the future but also the present. The youth of our nation must be encouraged to participate in politics as I feel that youth participation in politics is decreasing globally. There is a need for de-limitation of the seats in the parliament so that the youth can get opportunities to showcase their skills. They can also contribute by joining the political think-tanks. At last, I would conclude by saying that credibility is more important than visibility.”

Shri. Anil Kumar: “Our youth must be committed and determined to bring a sustainable change in the democracy. For that, it is important to understand the social structure. Politics is not an easy discipline as it requires relentless commitment and dedication. Our youth must be ready to work hard and work efficiently. I accept that the path of good governance is tough, and it may take time to bring a change. But, with the commitment towards your work and people, you can certainly bring change in society.”