Gangtok, July 20
Biswakarma [Kami] Kalyan Samiti [BKKS] is organising the 2nd Residential Career Counselling Programme on government’s policies and schemes for the welfare of Scheduled Castes community from 04 to 10 August here at Paljor Stadium. The main objective of the initiative is to create awareness on policy and programme of the government for SC community in different sectors and also to inform young participants on scopes and opportunities for them in higher studies and jobs.
Addressing a press conference here today, BKKS general secretary, Dr RB Biswakarma mentioned that after the grand success of the first edition of the programme the organisation has came up with the second programme to help and guide young generation. He mentioned that this week-long residential programme has targeted to create awareness on policy and programme of the government in education, legal, political, social, sports and cultural sectors in children of SC community to help them in career development and employment opportunities.
He mentioned that the programme has been categorized into specific and general areas. The specific area includes government policies and schemes in organic farming and its impact, policies in environment and sustainable development, policies and schemes in HRDD, role of atrocity acts for SC community for social justice and empowerment and in other sectors.
Dr Biswakarma informed that the programme also includes awareness on the Article 371F, RTI and other fundamental principles of the Indian constitution along with contributions of SC communities in different areas, values of religious culture and traditions, Art of Living and importance of Yoga and Meditation and others. He informed that the programme will have subject experts from different concerned government departments, educational institutions and other organisations. He informed that the outcome of the first edition of the programme was very encouraging as participants were not only become aware on different areas but many people came out to support needy children in the programme in education and other areas.
Dr Biswakarma informed that a group of members from SC community was presently taking Purohit training at Kanpur, which has been sponsored by Chinmaya Mission. He further added that the organisation will sent another group for Purohit training at Allahabad in September this year. He also speaks about other activities of the organisation. He informed that BKKS was among the first registered organisation of the State which was registered in 1977.