Bhavanites simulated Parliament Elections in the largest democratic country of the world, India by casting their votes to elect the supreme council members of the school parliament on Monday, 21 April 2014.
Forty candidates have filed their nominations for different positions in the Supreme Council ranging from 'head of the council' to the 'student editor' of the academic year 2014-2015.
All the nominations have been scrutinized by the Election–in-charge and the house masters. An ardent election campaign to woo the voters was held in the school auditorium which was indeed reminiscent of the electoral campaigns in India and elsewhere.
An open question answer session was also held in the auditorium in which the voters had been given an opportunity to question the claims of the contestants. Many young leaders in the making had a tough time at the grilling session when voters openly questioned the claims and promises put forward by them.
The very next day, about 400 voters from grades eight to twelve assembled in the kindergarten wing where polling booths were set. The election was conducted in a very democratic and hassle-free manner under the very watchful eyes of the election agents and polling officers who were the teachers who have been entrusted with the task of conducting a truly democratic, fair and transparent election. The student voters used their franchise to elect their leaders making use of the special software designed for the same purpose by the department of IT.
The auditorium reverberated with rolling applause when the voters could see the glimpses of the voting pattern on the large screens arranged in the school auditorium. The results and election updates were aired while the election process was in progress. A running commentary on the voting pattern and an online result analysis added glee and festivity to the occasion. The election results were officially declared by the principal T.Premkumar amidst thunderous clapping and jollity.
Bhavan has always catered to the needs of Bhavanites by extending to them the very best in terms of curricular, co-curricular and technological brilliance. The in-house democracy and the most-modern electronic voting highlight the vision of Bhavan – Help the children to become true global citizens with a sense of democracy, secularism and progressive-thinking. â€‹