Youths’ mock parliament calls for peace

Kathmandu: Around a hundred children and youths of aged below 18 years, from public as well as private schools and some from different sectors of child labour, today held a mock parliament to discuss the present political situation and outlined their role in the present situation of the country. The mock parliament was organised by CONCERN Nepal. Dividing themselves into "rightists" and "leftists" in the terrace hall, the children conducted the parliament. Some children sat on the dais, playing the role of ministers. The students talked about the present instability in the country and sought a permanent solution though peace talks. Before the commencement of the mock parliament, former lawmaker Rajendra Shrestha, presented history of parliamentary development. He said that parliament was the representative of the whole nation, and so it should have equal representation of all. —HNS