The visit to the Parliament House and the Rashtrapati Bhawan

 

On the 4th of August a delegation of 77 girls and 10 Teacher escorts visited the Parliament of India. The visit included a look at the Parliament Library, the Parliament Museum, and both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. It is an interactive museum which tells us the story of freedom struggle of India. It also has rare collection of gifts from foreign delegates to The Speaker of Lok Sabha.  The Parliament Library is one of the richest repositories of books in India. It was established in the year 1921 to assist members of the Indian Legislature. This is the largest library in Delhi and second largest library in India after the National Library.


When we attended the sessions in the Lok Sabha  the debate was mainly focused on the supplementary budget being passed by voice vote approving additional government spending of Rs 1.03 lakh crore during the current fiscal.The session was chaired by the deputy speaker Mr. M Thambidurai. In  Rajya Sabha the debate was about the governors role in India and was chaired by the deputy chairperson of the house Mr.P. J. Kurien. We saw people like Kapil Sibal, Jaya Bachchan, Gourav Gogoi, Manmohan Singh, Arun Jaitley, Ananth Kumar, Rajeev Pratap Rudy and Menaka Gandhi. Both the debates were heated and well spoken.

 
The next day, the 5th of August, the delegation visited the Rashtrapati Bhawan in the morning. We saw the Durbar Hall, the Ashoka Hall and the Banquet hall. We took a walk in the Mughal gardens famous for the layout being similar to the gardens in the Mughal era.

This trip has been very educational and enlightening for all the students.

                                                                                                                                              Naimisha Pradhan  


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