Namchi, 14th January (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang interacted with the public of Salghari, Tinik Chisopani and Poklok – Denchung Gram Panchayat Units at Nandugaon BAC, today.
Thereafter, Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang inaugurated the first of it’s kind ‘Child Empowerment Centre’ at Poklok – Denchung today. This centre has been set up by State Institute of Rural Department and Panchayati Raj (SIRDPR), Rural Development Department, Government of Sikkim in collaboration with Social Justice and Welfare Department under Integrated Child Protection Scheme, South District Child Protection Unit. The Centre has been funded under Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA), Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India.
This centre is one of the first in the country and aims at protecting the rights of the child. The functions of this centre is to encourage the child to have a safe space to express their point of view in a protected space. This centre will also provide education and further will empower the children to select the right path. Additionally, this centre will foster the child to actively take part in Bal Sabhas introducing them to bal panchayats and other village level event which can help shape the children’s future.
This village-level Child Empowerment Unit aims at contributing towards the well-being of the children by guiding in various factors like counseling, rehabilitation and developmental support thereby creating mass awareness on child protection.
This centre will highlight on the effective, preventive and responsive measures by highlighting children’s voice to be one of the major policymakers of the state hence establishing a child-friendly space.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister also unveiled the bust of the father of the nation ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ at the premises of Village Administrative Centre under Poklok-Denchung Gram Panchayat unit, today.
Moreover, Hon’ble Chief Minister handed over a total of 34 jhora work orders and cheques of natural calamities to the beneficiaries of the GPUs. In addition, 4 beneficiaries also received Kishan Credit Card (KCC) loan amounting to Rs. One Lakh through hands of the Hon’ble Chief Minister.
He also handed over a sum of Rupees three lakhs to the Panchayat President of Poklok-Denchung GPU for the upliftment of the unit.