The event as conducted by Karnataka Institute for Law and Parliamentary Reforms together with JSS Law College
At the zonal-level mock women parliament competition held at the Zilla Panchayat on Sunday, issues related to reservation in private firms, political leaders trying to gain mileage thus fuelling vote bank politics were highlighted.
The event was organised by Karnataka Institute for Law and Parliamentary Reforms (KILPAR) as part of the two-day mock women parliament conducted for law students in association with JSS Law College.
The mock session created a ray of hope of progressive and healthy discussions in the parliament which proved to be better than the sessions conducted in both the assembly and the parliament.
Students from various law colleges including Government Law College- Hassan, M Krishna Law College Hassan, PES Law College- Hassan, Vidyavardhaka Law College-Mysuru, Vaikunta Baliga College of Law-Udupi, CBR National Law College-Shimoga, KVG Law College-Sullia, MES Law College-Sirsi took part in the mock women parliament competition. Of the participants, 22 students were selected for the state-level mock women parliament competition which will be held in Bengaluru soon.
Following the heated debate on tabling of the reservation bill which aimed at providing reservation in private firms, the opposition staged a walkout expressing dissatisfaction against the ruling party. Undeterred the ruling party explained the importance of the bill t ensure justice to people without any discrimination.
After the mock session, participants expressed that taking part in the competition boosted their confidence and that they felt that they could now become MLAs and MPs. Moreover, they felt that such programmes should be held at the national level.
Speaking to the students, Additional Secretary of KILPAR, H K Jagadish said that apart from developing their personality through education, law students must focus on contributing for the betterment of the society under the democratic set up.
Participants were distributed certificates. JSS Law College Principal Professor K S Suresh, Vidyavardhaka Law College Principal Professor Vasudev, KILPAR research wing assistant director Reva Wodeyar, Professor M B Nagendra Murthy and Prof Shivananda Bharati were present.