The Vimukti Charitable
Trust ® Pothnal, organized a Leadership training program to our
Vimukti Children Parliament members from 14th to 15th of October,
2023 at vimukti premises. The sessions began by invoking the
blessings of God by reciting the preamble of the Indian
constitution. Soon after the prayer session, Vimukti Children
Parliament coordinator Arogayappa welcomed the participants and
speakers of the day by calling them into the dais. Fr. Sathish
Fernandes Vimukti Director said,” Parliaments of children open
horizons of the minds of the children by introducing a broader
society and a world beyond their immediate circumstances. The
Parliaments help children to succeed in life and to grow
individually as true persons”. The main objective of this training
is to learn to understand the process involved in the formation of
children’s parliament and its possibilities. The workshop contained
four input sessions on children parliament and leadership qualities.
What is children’s Parliament? Prashant kumar karabdini, in his
presentation highlighted saying, 1. The students who are busy only
with text books, tuitions and examinations find themselves
ill-equipped to face the challenges and pressures of modern-day
complex realities of life. They lack the confidence and ability to
live life to the fullest. They easily become discouraged and at
times get depressed. 2.The UNCRC on the rights of child speaks of
participation. Participation means finding out and developing
talents of children for a holistic growth, which is well
complemented by Children’s Parliament. In the Children’s Parliament,
children are exposed to all the procedures followed in the actual
parliament, like filing nomination, election of leaders, assigning
responsibilities, analysing local issues and problems in the monthly
gathering of the parliament. Mr. Charlie the vimukti staff said that
the children’s Parliament members should discuss regarding their own
village problems like drinking water, toilets, basic infrastructures
in the schools, child rights etc. initially children used to by shy
address the parliament, but gradually from couple of experience they
grow in confidence.
Outcome of children’s Parliaments on leaders training
• The children will take responsibility for their actions, life,
growth and development. They themselves begin to find solutions to
• The children become self-disciplined and self-motivated on account
of the influence of Parliament of Children.
• The children begin to gain self-confidence, conquering
• Having handled opportunities to lead, they develop their
personalities and enhance their leadership qualities.
• The children find scope for life-oriented education, development
of their talents, growth as regards maturity of emotions and mind.
• The children experience citizenship training in practice.
• The children get scope to interact with civil, social and
religious structures and thus gain confidence to participate in
governance at ever wider realms.
• The mental horizon of children gets wider and wider as, starting
from their village, their involvements extend to Panchayat, block
and district and the state, and thereafter to national and
international levels. This equips them to be harbingers of a new
world order tomorrow.