Holding of mock sessions of parliament in schools and colleges in the country is quite an old practice. The tradition of holding mock sessions must be taken advantage of and at the same time there is a need to eliminate the deficiencies of 'mock parliament' and give it a more educative content. From this point of view a scheme of 'Youth Parliament' has been launched. Parliamentary democracy has taken roots in our country and, therefore, from the point of view of further strengthening democracy the Fourth All India Whips' Conference held in Bombay in 1962, conceived the idea of encouraging the Youth Parliament in educational institutions. The Conference recommended that "Government should encourage holding of mock Parliament in Educational Institutions and through Panchayats in rural areas".

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