Sehaj Singh gets selected for the prestigious LAMP fellowship

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A BA Political science student of Kirori Mal College Delhi University, Sehaj Singh who also works with NGO Initiators of Change has been selected for the prestigious LAMP ( Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament) Fellowship 2022-23 which will commence from June 2022 till the end of May 2023 (11 Months). More than 15000 young people applied this year and around 30 have been selected. Sehaj has accepted the fellowship and is looking forward to going.

The LAMP Fellowship provides an opportunity for young Indians to be mentored by a Member of Parliament for a period of 11 months. Throughout the eleven months, LAMP Fellows work closely with the MP, providing extensive research support for his/her parliamentary work.

Sehaj is a UPSC aspirant who wishes to impact the society by transforming the system through his service. He has also been actively involved in the social services during COVID by distributing oxygen cylinders and helping the ones in need through the NGO Initiators of Change.

Talking about his selected Sehaj said, “I feel honoured to be given this opportunity to learn and work with the parliamentarian of our country. I have always been very interested in knowing the insides of how the process of policy making works in our country and to be given a chance to work and serve in the same process is an honour.”

The primary role of a LAMP Fellow is to provide research inputs to help the MP fulfill their parliamentary duties such as asking questions, raising matters of public importance, participating in debates, writing speeches, drafting private member Bills, among others. The Fellows will be based in Delhi during the Fellowship Period. LAMP Fellows will also engage with policy makers and experts from diverse sectors through participation in workshops on important policy and development issues. During the inter-session period, workshops are conducted on subjects like Health, Education, Infrastructure, Public Finance, etc.

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