A teacher introduces his students to the importance of casting their votes and upholding their democratic rights
A teacher from Sahjapur Primary School in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, teaches his students all about democracy and their voting rights
गाँव कनेक्शन 18 July 2023 1:58 PM GMT
During the summer vacations Abhishek Shukla came up with the idea of the Baal-Sansad. Educating his students on the importance of voting as it is their democratic right, is something close to his heart.
“Voting is everyone’s right and we must be aware of how it is done. That is why I came up with this idea to inform my students,” said Shukla who teaches at the Sahjapur Primary School in Sitapur district, Uttar Pradesh.
As a consequence, his students have created an executive that consists of the President, the Vice-President and the council of Ministers with the Prime Minister as the head to aid and advise the President.
There are two teachers and one Shiksha Mitra in his school who conduct the elections and teach students about their voting rights.
“I tell them about the democratic way of choosing your representative, vote counting and how important these factors are for a democracy like ours,” Shukla said
The teachers assign roles to students who will stand in the elections for the various designations, and then with the help of the teachers a ‘Baal-Sansad’ is organised on a particular date. Students take part in the process of voting and cast their vote.
“A Home and Education minister is also elected on the basis of the elections that take place in the school.” Shukla said
“We try to inculcate a sense of responsibility in the students and introduce to them to the voting system,”he added