INTERACTING WITH GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES

Children’s Parliaments are to influence governing processes at various levels. They are to propose areas for policy changes. They are also to help in implementation of policies. They are to help ensure that the benefits reach those whom they are meant to reach. Through all such processes children are to have an effective citizenship training that would enable them to effective leaders tomorrow.

 

A particular approach that could help in all these is to have regular arranged interactions with various

 

  • Government officials
  • Elected representatives

Such interactions could be arranged at various levels, especially at the level of the panchayat and the district.

Such meetings could be with:

  • The Police Department

    Levels: Especially at the levels of the district and police zones.

    Invitees:

    • Concerned police officers at the respective levels (i.e., Superintendent of Police of the district, Sub-Inspectors at police zone level) and police staff.
    • Children representatives at the respective levels.
    • Elected representatives at the respective levels.
    • Community representatives (from Village Watchdog Committee, Child Protection Committee and the like)
  • Health Department at respective levels
  • Education Department at each education district
  • Integral Child Development Services
  • Forest Department
  • Agriculture Department
  • Transport Department
  • Social Welfare Department
  • Public Relations Officer

The procedure could be as follows:

  • Invocation
  • Welcome speech
  • Self-introduction
  • Introducing the Children’s Parliaments
  • Sharing by the concerned departments on what they are offering to people, to children
  • Sharing by children
  • Steps to be taken
  • Vote of thanks
  • Concluding song

The process could be one of identifying

  • What is promised
  • What is reality
  • What corrective measures to be taken

 

Visits to Government and other Institutions

 

The above interaction could also be arranged in the form of exposure visits to various departments, institutions and offices.

Such visits could be to:

  • Collector’s Office
  • Police Station
  • Banks
  • Post Office
  • District Nutrition Office
  • Office of the Chief Educational Officer, etc

Such visits should be planned sufficiently in advance and the required appointments should be secured.

The agenda of the visits also should be fixed beforehand.


Contact Information

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