Patna: “Bihar has a long tradition of debate and deliberation which has a significant influence over policy formulation, heated household discussions on issues show their intellectual capabilities while it strengthens the rich political culture in the state,” said Bihar Public Service Commission chairman Shishir Sinha.
Explaining the benefits of a rationale debate Sinha said independent debates on a particular issue help policymakers to enact a policy that would benefit maximum number of people. The goodness and badness of a particular policy is judged by its consequences, therefore the politicians and bureaucrats must seek public consultation to achieve good results.
He was speaking at a two-day National Policy Summit organised by Pahal Niti Shashtra, an education promotion organisation led by a group of students. But over 200 school and college students from the country took part in the summit which began on Saturday.
“Unless the people are made aware about their duties, no policy can succeed. Our objective is to involve our younger generation in the domain of policy-making so that they could provide suggestive inputs when needed by the government. Through this, they will also become a responsible citizen,” said Pratyush Pushkar, founder director of Pahal Niti Shashtra.
Kalyani Singh from DAV Patna said: “Bihar had been a land of intellectuals and bureaucrats. It must focus more on its human resource industry instead of emphasising on industrial growth. Such policy will prove to be a game-changer.”
Culture minister Krishna Kumari Rishi appealed to the younger generation to take part in policy debate, saying: “The viewpoints of young boys and girls is crucial for everybody engaged in the field of public policy, as most plans affect the younger generation.”
Courtesy: The Telegraph