Govandi Akash

“I want to enter politics and represent the voices of children”

Akash Namdeo Sathe is among just a handful of boys who are members of a children’s parliament in Sathe Nagar, in the Mumbai suburban district.

Of the 20 member children’s parliament, nearly 14-15 members are girls.

Why are more boys not members of the parliament? 14-year-old Akash answers: “More girls are present in school, tuition classes and in the children’s parliament. I feel that boys want to play and roam around and are not interested in activities which require thinking and reflection.”