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Who initiated the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad?

Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad was conceptualized & initiated by Prof. Rahul V. Karad, Chief Initiator & Dean, MIT School of Government and Vice President, MAEER's MIT Group of Institutions, Pune. BCS is organized in association with Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India, Ministry of Higher & Technical Education, Maharashtra and Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs, Maharashtra.

What is Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad's mission?

Mission of Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian Student Parliament) is to mobilize the Student Union Leaders of India to come together on a single platform with a view to entering public life and bringing about a positive change in the leadership of the country. This will be done by regularly convening parliament of student leaders at national and state levels in collaboration with the state legislative assemblies and by exposing the leaders to eminent personalities of repute, who will guide them in this endeavour.

What is Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad's vision?

The Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian Student Parliament) envisages that motivated, committed and political youth leaders will emerge to provide a positive and effective leadership to their country and practice morality and politics for the betterment of the country and the world.

What are the Objectives of Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad?

To create a common platform for the young student leaders. To facilitate interaction with eminent leaders from different sectors. To sensitize the participants to think on regional, national & global issues. To focus on the areas which need immediate attention followed by action. To create solidarity and a sense of togetherness among the participants for future cooperation. To foster brotherhood and mutual understanding. To inculcate democratic outlook. To initiate a process to attain equality & social harmony.

Where is the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad based?

It is based in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India. The office of BCS is at MAEER’s MIT Campus, Pune. Address: Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad, MIT School of Government, S. No. 124, Kothrud, Pune, MH 411038.

How did the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad begin?

In 2005 MIT School of Government was initiated by young and dynamic Prof. Rahul V. Karad to create leaders among youth for a Career in Politics & Government. It is the first of its kind institute in the world to provide required knowledge and skills to the youth to take up challenging roles of leadership in Politics in India. Unfortunately, there were different types of professional programs for youth who are pursuing careers in medicine, engineering, pharmacy, management, law etc. There were comprehensive training programs even for administrative services. But, if someone desired to make Politics as a career, a profession, there was none until MIT School of Government was launched in 2005. To further strengthen the cause of creating more awareness about politics, sensitizing socially active & politically sensitive youth and students to embrace public life to strengthen the foundations of Indian democracy; Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad was initiated in 2011.

How is the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad governed?

The Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad is a registered foundation having a Governing Council at the helm of its affairs supported by an Advisory Council consisting of members from India and abroad. It has an Academic Research Committee and also supported by Affiliated Political Youth Wing Leaders.

What does the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad do?

The Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad organizes a 3-day annual national conclave each year in the month of January. The overwhelming and spontaneous response to the six Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad annual conclaves has been very encouraging. The 7th BCS is being organized on 17th, 18th & 19th Jan 2017 at MAEER’s MIT campus, Pune comprising of nine sessions and two special session apart from the inaugural & valedictory sessions. In the span of these four days participants will get an opportunity to interact with prominent personalities from politics, spirituality, environment, media, social activism, entertainment & sports world and speak their mind on the dais. Each of the session during the three days will be chaired by the Speaker of a Legislative Assembly of an Indian state. Each session will start with the opening remarks of a Vice Chancellor of one of the prominent Universities of India and speech by four student leaders (2 Boys and 2 Girls) from the participating delegates on the topic. This will be followed by the Keynote Speaker address, followed by an interactive discussion which will be moderated by a member of the Legislative Assembly. The session will conclude with the voting on the resolution.

Why join the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad?

It is the largest classroom in India to evolve future political leaders. It seeks to transform the outlook of young minds for their involvement and access in societal and rational causes for nurturing the dreams and legitimate aspirations of young and resurgent faces of India for strengthening the foundation of Indian democratic leadership. It imparts practical leadership training to prepare the youth for future leadership. It encourages the students to serve the society by entering into public life and assuming leadership roles. Some of the Learning Outcomes of the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad are - About 800 participants will be selected from the 6th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad for Political study tours to the United States, China and to some European countries. These tours will be facilitated and sponsored by their respective governments who will also issue certificates to all participants. 50 participants each will be selected for specially organized political and spiritual training camps at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh and Art of Living Foundation campus at Bangalore, Karnataka under the benevolence of His Holiness Dalai Lama and His Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankar. A certificate of participation will be issued to all participants. 400 participants will be selected from the 6th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad for 10-day International Study tour to Europe and 10-day National Study Tour to Delhi. Based on the ideological affinity and interest, 100 inclined, equipped and bright minds from the participants of Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad, will be selected every year for each political parties of India, to undergo the short term Political Leadership training program.

Kindly provide me more information about the 3-day conclave?

The 7th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian Student Parliament) will comprise of 6 topics to be deliberated upon in 6 Sessions in a span of 3 days along with the Inaugural & Valedictory sessions. The participants will be given an opportunity to interact and speak their mind on the dais with prominent personalities around the world from the fields like Politics, Spirituality, Environment, Media, Social movement, Entertainment and Sports. At the end of each session, the issue under discussion will be open for voting by the participants. This will culminate into drafting of resolutions on all of these issues. These set of resolutions will be presented to the government of Maharashtra and other national & international organizations.

Is the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad like other student or youth wings of political parties?

BCS is an independent and neutral organization that does not take political positions on the issues it addresses. It is rather a non-political organization established to transform the outlook of young minds for their involvement and access in societal and rational causes for nurturing the dreams and legitimate aspirations of young and resurgent faces of India for strengthening the foundation of Indian democratic leadership. Neither does it have any political affiliation of any sorts nor does it support any political ideology. Salient features of the earlier annual national conclaves are - 90,000 Student Participation by live webcasting in 200 universities of India: Participation of Speakers of 9 different State Legislative Assemblies of India. Participation of Vice Chancellors from 20 different Universities of India Live Media Coverage on Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV Felicitation of 16 young M.L.A.s from different states Felicitation of 10 Presidents of Youth/Students Wing of different political parties. Special Life-time Achievement Award to eminent cartoonist, R.K. Laxman and Veteran Film Producer & Actor, Manoj Kumar. Maitreyee award to Member of Parlaiment, Lok Sabha (ShivSena), Bhawna Gavli (Patil). Passing of resolutions on various issues concerning nation and youth, their submission to the concerned ministries and international organizations for policy framework and implementation

Who are the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad's members?

Students who attend any of these annual national conclaves become a part of the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad. BCS boasts of more than 30000 students of various colleges and institutions across India as its alumni. BCS also has an elected Student Council represented by 150 members; these are students from different states.

How to apply to become a member of the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad and attend events?

All the students who participate in this annual national conclave become alumni of the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad and have privileges as its member. The participation details are mentioned separately in FAQs below. For more details, email info@bharatiyachhatrasansad.org

What is the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (BCS)?

BCS is an apolitical platform on which students from all ideologies-political, religious, sectarian or otherwise-assemble to voice their opinions. It is the largest classroom in India to evolve future political leaders. It seeks to transform the outlook of young minds for their involvement and access in societal and rational causes for nurturing the dreams and legitimate aspirations of young and resurgent faces of India for strengthening the foundation of Indian democratic leadership. It imparts practical leadership training to prepare the youth for future leadership. It encourages the students to serve the society by entering into public life and assuming leadership roles. BCS organizes a unique and nationally significant 3-days annual national conclave in January each year. This is a much awaited annual academic adventure, which has been attracting participation from the intellectual giants, industrial leaders, political leaders, youth icons and engaging thinkers from myriad fields.

When and where will be the next Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad organized?

The 7th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian Student Parliament) is being organized at MAEER's MIT campus, Pune from January 17-19, 2017 in association with Ministry of Higher & Technical Education, Maharashtra, Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs, Maharashtra and Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.