1. What is the need for a Government?
2. Why can there not be only one Government for the whole world?
3. How would we compare the US Government system with the Indian Government system?
4. Can the Government misuse its power?
After this session we have the answers to most of our blanks about the Government. Using these answers, we will cover the whole system of governance.
We also learnt new interesting facts like:
1. The US Constitution was drafted in 1789 making the US the world’s oldest modern democracy.
2. The Indian Government is more of a centralized system while the US is more of a decentralized Government system.
3. The Indian Constitution was drafted by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and was adopted on the 26th of January, 1950 (and hence we celebrate that day as Republic Day).
4. In the US, the President is the head of the government while in India it is the Prime Minister.
Other interesting trivia that we learnt through the talk show were:
1. The Freedom Tower in the US is 1,776 feet tall signifying the year of the US independence.
2. John Hancock signed the US Declaration of Independence.
3. We have 26 High Courts in India for the 29 states.
4. Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first President of independent India.
5. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister of India, was instrumental in uniting the princely states of India.
This was a very informative session and so, I think we should have more such sessions. -Ratnam VB