Enhancing leadership skills: Children’s parliament organised in Wokha

Wokha, May 26 (MExN): Children’s parliament initiative under the Development Association of Nagaland (DAN) organised the Formation and General Assembly of District Level Children’s Parliament on the theme “Children’s engagement in experiential learning to develop and enhance leadership skills” at Government High School, Wokha Village on May 25.

A total of 64 participants participated in the event along with volunteer mentors from various schools and communities. Renbi Ovung of Montfort School, Baghty was elected the Prime Minister of the District Level Children’s Parliament, a press release received here stated. 

Myingthunglo Ngully, Senior Sub-Divisional Education Officer, Wokha, in her key note address stated that this occasion marks a significant milestone in nurturing the children in the schools and communities, to become active participants in the democratic process. She stated that the children are the voice of the future, and their involvement here today is crucial for shaping the world of tomorrow. The formation of the children’s parliament is not just a ceremonial exercise; it is a profound recognition of the vital role that children play in the society. Further she mentioned that through this initiative, the children have a unique platform to express their views in matters that affect them directly, whether it be in education, health and the environment.  The role as members of children’s parliament is to bridge the gap between the governing bodies and children, ensuring that their needs and aspirations of the children are heard and addressed and that every child dreams becomes a reality, she said.

The program was chaired by Echanthung Ezung, volunteer teacher mentor, St Peter’s School Longsa, an invocation prayer by Chichanbeni Murry, volunteer teacher mentor, Montfort School, Baghty and welcome address by Sukumbeni Patton, Training  Associate of children’s parliament, DAN.