A trip to Parliament was organised by DME Law Department for 46 law students of second year who were accompanied by two faculty members, Ms Navjot Suri and Ms Komal Kapoor.The students got a chance to visit the chambers of Lok sabha and Rajya sabha , the Central Hall of the Parliament and also the Parliamentary Museum .
The trip was scheduled for 11 April, 2018. This trip was conducted to help the students learn more about the working of the Parliament, the supreme legislative body of the Republic of India. We departed around 12:30 p.m from our college for the parliament and reached around 01:30 p.m. After reaching there the students had a session of approximately half an hour organised by BPST department .The students were given a brief on the historical background of the parliament .The students were explained about the internal working of the parliament and the complications and difficulties faced while making any particular law. They were informed about functioning of the parliament, and how it differs from what we watch on the television. They were explained on how the law making process functions. “The main principle is that the more the opposition parties are vocal, the stronger the democracy is”. The institution of opposition is an important ingredient, as the idea is to check the despoting tendency of the government and the opposition party should be vocal. The crux of the parliamentary affairs is that the Government is accountable to legislature. After, the session, few questions were asked by the students which were promptly answered.
After a short and refreshing tea break, we went to see both houses of the Parliament i.e; the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. Megha Chaturvedi , student of BA LLB second year represented the college as a student leader by giving her views and discussing on the parliamentary issues with the guide. Students were very enthusiastic to have a look of the chambers of Lok sabha and Rajya sabha and the Central Hall of the Parliament. The students were given detailed information on the functioning of both the houses. After this the students visited the central hall, where the first speech post independence was given by our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Mountbatten signed the first PACT in the hall.
In the end the students visited the museum where there were statues of renowned leaders of our country. They also enjoyed watching a very informative documentary depicting the transfer of power and making of Indian Constitution. They also listened the very first speech delivered by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on the midnight of 15th August 1947 in the original version.
The deputy director was so impressed by our students that she has invited our students to visit when the parliament is in session.