As many as 100 children and their parents from the tribal community of the Tholicode grama panchayat who are members of the ST Balasabha visited the Kerala Legislative Assembly here on Wednesday.
Speaking to the children, coming under the Kudumbashree’s community development society (CDS), who visited the Assembly, Speaker G Karthikeyan said that the Legislative Assembly is the soul of the democratic system.
“The legislations that affect the life of the people in the state are framed here. We elect our representatives and, thereby, we all are part of the governance,” Karthikeyan told the children.
The Speaker also said that the Legislative Assembly visits are aimed at acquainting everyone with the various processes inside the Assembly and to inculcate the values of democracy in children. “People from any background now have the opportunity to become a people’s representative and we all should try to make use of it,” Karthikeyan said.
After the meeting with the Speaker, the children were given classes on legislation by K Mohankumar and J Sharif. The children also visited the Assembly Museum.
The group that visited the Assembly included 100 children from 17 ST Balasabhas and 16 CDS officials and six others, including the Tholicode grama panchayat president.