India is the world’s largest democracy and we believe that a continuous and concerted effort must be made amongst the youth in order to maintain the vibrancy that is the characteristic of a mature and ideal democracy, to achieve this goal the I-Parliament team introduces a series of clubs/societies in different schools and communities across the country, these clubs will give the youth a opportunity to come together and discuss matters that they deem fit within the framework of democratic and constitutional values.
In today’s India, school courses on civics generally include lessons on broader concepts underpinning a democratic society such as the respective roles and responsibilities of citizens, government, political parties, mass media, the business and non-profit sectors, as well as the significance of periodic and competitive elections. These courses emphasise not only citizen awareness but citizen participation in all aspects of democratic society. However, these courses need to be supplemented by “democracy education” through direct engagement of students with democratic governance as an integral part of their civic education. Democracy education should encompass active learning and engagement with the idea of democracy and democratic institutions by students who will in future take responsibility in the democratic governance of the county.
I-Parliament promotes “democracy education” to help strengthen the idea of democracy in schools and other educational and training institutes throughout India. This helps students and youth to better understand their current and future democratic roles and responsibilities as citizens through a “Democracy Club”.
Contact the Democracy Club Team: firstname.lastname@example.org