LEARN Project aims to cultivate and groom the spirit of constitutionalism in the youth of Hyderabad. It will cater to their rigorous concerns by chanellising their vigour towards learning core values of constitutional democracy. The Project intends to form not only aware, but well informed young women and men who are capable of deliberating on different issues through democratic mediums.
The LEARN Project is the brainchild of Barrister Assaduddin Owaisi to strengthen the culture and uphold the tenets of Parliamentary Democracy amongst the youth of Hyderabad.
The Project is focused on training young women and men between the ages of 18 and 25 years to engage with democracy in ways that go beyond the casting of their vote. The young women and men will indulge in participating in and developing tools to identify and discuss subjects that affect their present, future, surrounding environments and communities.
Nearly 29% of India’s voters belong to the age group of 18 and 25 years that require a formal effort to engage and participate in nation-building, necessary to steer the country towards a new age of effective, accountable and innovative government.
If one has to safeguard India’s constitutional and democratic values in future, it is essential that our young people learn how to engage with India’s electoral and political system. LEARN Project has been launched this object.
Each activity in the LEARN Project will be conducted under with its own unique approach. Though, all engagement activities have a common underlying objective to inculcate aspects of our democratic system amongst the youth, as they were intended to be instilled at the time of making the Constitution of India. The activities are:
To take the youth from talk to walk, practicing conversations from the desk of a representative becomes imperative. Youth Parliament has been designed to enable participants to rehearse this act of engaging in fruitful debates. Designed according to the rules and conventions of the procedures followed in the Parliament of India, the participants will represent different political factions and will get a chance to experience the procedure of amendment through a Private Member Bill, and will get an opportunity to debate and voice their opinions. The first-hand understanding of the Parliament is aimed to expose the youth on how India is being run and the expectations thereof.
The foundations of Indian democracy have been deeply influenced by the varied cultural heritage that we inherited. It is the pride in our collective pasts that drives us to grow together and nurture the roots of democracy in our country. Young students would be guided by Hon’ble Member of Parliament Mr. Asaduddin Owaisi on a tour of heritage sites across the architecturally rich city of Hyderabad. These Heritage Walks aim to enhance pride and imbibe a sense of responsibility towards their past and heritage.
The space for agreeing to disagree in our national discourse is decreasing and the fault lines within our society are becoming wider. The Baithaks will serve as a platform for the youth to assemble and reclaim public places to discuss and dissent on various issues of local and global importance. Youth Baithaks will give young people an opportunity to formulate, learn and unlearn opinions of varied facets as well as express them while upholding the democratic principle of fair and equal participation by leaving no one behind. A report of these discussions will then be forwarded to the Member of Parliament as a ‘Youth Voice Book’ which will entail details of the topics discussed across perceived issues, suggested solutions and action points.
India Quiz is aimed at increasing the awareness about India. It is a unique opportunity for young students to participate, increase their information banks and demonstrate their understanding of the Indian history, heritage and culture.
Wall Painting and Poster Making
For every person who likes to have fun with colours, this event will be a platform for them to provide shape to their ideas. The artistically inclined can use this opportunity to demonstrate their vision about the future of the society that they live in through paintings and posters. Selected ideas will get an opportunity to display their art on prominent spaces within the confines of Hyderabad Parliamentary Constituency
Get a chance to interact with Member of Parliament Mr. Asaduddin Owaisi
Certificate for participants and winners
Study Tour of Telangana Assembly
Study Tour of Parliament
Intern with an MP/MLA
Volunteer with the LEARN Project
Enroll as a Volunteer and participate in all the listed activities