Students from Haridwar overwhelmed while watching Parl proceedings
Students from Haridwar were thrilled when they watched the proceedings of the Parliament for the first time. One of them Geeta Bhatnagar, an arts graduate, said she had been overwhelmed while visiting the Parliament along with her batch mates.
“This is not just my first visit to the Parliament but it is also my maiden visit to Delhi. The gaudy edifice where the destiny of India is being made has left a spell on my mind. Watching the proceedings has deepened the spell,” she said.
When 35 students of Chamanlal Mahavidyalaya Landhaura along with five staff members of the college reached the Parliament premises the MP from Haridwar Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ was present there to welcome them.
When the delegation reached the Parliament discussion on Rafale deal was going on. “I saw the Union minister Arun Jaitley answering questions posed by the Congress president Rahul Gandhi. It is thrilling to watch the opposition members tearing into the government on the festering controversy. We watch such animated discussion on the television. We read about it in the newspapers too. But to watch them from inside the Parliament is something akin to dream coming true for us,” shared one student.
Another seemingly overwhelmed student said that while she was in the Parliament the first recorded speech of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the Parliament museum after independence had come flooding her mind. “The first draft of the Constitution which I read a few days ago also came to my mind. The place is a repository of India’s post-independence history. Its walls still reverberate with the clash of the titans of the glorious yesteryears,” the student exclaimed.
The students participated in the debate competition organised by Lok Sabha TV channel and later the MP from Haridwar Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ invited them to his residence. After enjoying his hospitality, the students returned to Haridwar with minds filled with the experiences of the glory of the participatory democracy India is proud of.