9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, 9 February 2019: Princy Saikia, a graduate level student from the Department of Sociology, University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya stood in the first position in the recently held State Level Youth Parliament contest at the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. The event was held on 7th February where 15 participants (top three from each district level winners) delivered their speeches on their selected topics for five minutes each in front of five jury members and others. Three district level winners of Ri Bhoi-West Khasi Hills combined, who are USTM students participated in the event.
Princy Saikia will represent the state of Meghalaya along with second rank holder at the National Youth Parliament to be held in New Delhi on 22 or 23 February, 2019 where 2 participants from each of the state/UT will participate. Jitendra Chapagain of BALLB student of USTM will also visit New Delhi as a delegate representing the district of Ri-Bhoi.
Launched on 12th January 2019 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 aims at hearing the voice of youth to encourage and enable them to understand and articulate on public issues and also to develop respect and tolerance for vies of others. The youth participants after enrolling for District Youth Parliament digitally through myGov portal have participated in this district level programme. The best three speakers from each district participated in the State Youth Parliament. Likewise, the best two speakers from each state participate in the National Youth Parliament. In addition, the best speaker of each district will attend the National Youth Parliament as a delegate.