Lok sabha speaker to address members of bihar legislature at patna on 17 february
New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker, Shri Om Birla, will inaugurate an Orientation Programme for Hon’ble Members of Bihar Legislative Assembly and Bihar Legislative Council at Patna on 17 February, 2022, on the occasion of foundation day of Bihar Legislative Assembly.
On this occasion, Lok Sabha Speaker will also launch Bihar Vidhan Sabha Digital TV and Bihar Vidhan Sabha Patrika.
Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar; Speaker of Bihar Legislative Assembly, Shri Vijay Kumar Sinha; Leader of Opposition, Bihar Legislative Assembly, Shri Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and several other dignitaries will also grace the occasion. Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha, Shri Harivansh, will be present on the occasion. The Orientation Programme will be organized by Parliamentary Research and Training Institute for Democracies (PRIDE), Lok Sabha Secretariat, in coordination with Bihar Legislative Assembly Secretariat for the Members of both Bihar Legislative Assembly and Bihar Legislative Council. A total of 318 Members of Bihar Legislature will be attending the Orientation Programme at iconic Central Hall of Bihar Legislature on 17 February 2022.
The objective of the Orientation Programme is to familiarize the Members with the working of the Legislature and to promote profound knowledge and appreciation of the Legislature’s constitutional role, and its position as the supreme representative institution. The Programme will also emphasize on acquainting the Members with the operational mechanisms, parliamentary traditions, conventions, and etiquette. The Members will be sensitized on several subjects including ‘How to be an Effective Legislator’; ‘Privileges of Legislatures and their Hon’ble Members’; ‘Parliamentary Customs, Conventions and Etiquette’; ‘Legislative Process’; ‘Budgetary Process’. The Orientation Programme for Members of Legislative Assembly was started with the Programme for the Hon’ble Members of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 1981 which was inaugurated by the then Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha, Dr. Bal Ram Jakhar. Since 1981, a total of 59 Orientation Courses have been conducted and more than 4000 Members have participated. Out of the 59 courses, 32 courses have been conducted in the capital, New Delhi, and the rest were sprawled across State capitals.