Panchkula: A mock Parliament organized in a local school became a bit too realistic today when the students just threw paper at the Principal (who was acting as the speaker) and walked out of the room.
The event was organized to check the debating skills of students as well as their knowledge of the current issues facing the country. The event was restricted for students from standard 10th only as the school assumed they will be mature enough to know how parliament functions. Unfortunately for the school, the students were a bit too aware of Parliament’s proceedings.
“Extracurricular activities are very important in the overall development of a child so we decided to conduct a debate for them. Then we thought that if we are going to conduct a debate, might as well make it a Parliamentary debate. After all, some of these students can grow up to be future leaders of this country. We also thought that the students will become more politically aware while watching proceedings from the parliament while preparing, that would have helped them become better citizens going forward”, School Principal Mrs. Ahuja said while explaining the rationale behind holding this event.
“However, we were in for a shock once the event started. I was sitting there as the speaker of the house and the moment we started, some students charged towards my seat raising some slogans. Even those still in their chairs were screaming something unintelligible. I tried to calm them down and even used the famous Baith jaiye, baith Jaiye but to no avail. After about 5 minutes of shouting, one student threw a piece of paper towards me and shouted ‘WALKOUT’. Following that, all the students left the room one by one leaving me alone inside”, she added.
When we contacted the boy who threw the paper, he said,”Sir I am a big Aamir Khan fan and I am a method actor just like him. I studied Parliament’s proceedings and followed them. I don’t know why Principal Madam got upset.”
Meanwhile, the school has decided not to hold any more events like this in future. Every student’s diary has also got a note advising parents to unsubscribe Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV.