Namchi, Aug 24 (IPR)
A daylong workshop on formation of District level Child Parliament amongst the newly constituted Bal Panchayats of three Child friendly GPUs of south district was held today at Officers Club,Namchi today.
The workshop was organized by District Child Protection Unit,ICPS,Social Justice& Welfare Department, Government of Sikkim. The workshop was presided over by DCPO South West ICPS, Roshnila Gurung. The program also had the presence of Officials and staff of DCPU, ICPS Namchi.
The objective of the workshop was to give an advocacy platform for the children to promote their right to participate and get involved in the decisions concerning their issues. The children today elected their representatives with Bhaskar Rai from Barfung GPU as the Prime Minister, Anjali Jogi from Barfung GPU as the Deputy Minister, Swastika Rana from Poklok Denchung as the Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Nima Dorjee Sherpa from Barfung as the Deputy Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Khushi Kumari Prasad from Maniram Phalidara as the Finance Minister and Sumit Chettri from Poklok Denchung as the Deputy Finance Minister.
Apart from the main body, 17 ministers were also elected with portfolios given as per the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Tezz Kumar Thapa, who is also the Zonal Coordinator of Nineismine, New Delhi and Child Protection Officer of Anugyalaya,Darjeeling had been invited as the Resource Person in the said workshop.