Gyalshing, Dec 27 (IPR)
Dr. A. B. Karki, District Collector, West Sikkim has been awarded with the ‘Champions of Change’ award instituted in the memory of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee held at the Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Shri. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India presented the award to Dr. A. B. Karki, District Collector, West Sikkim for his innovative practices and his immense contribution in the District with programs like the ‘District Administration at your Doorstep’ and ‘File to Field’ aimed for the public convenience living in the remote areas of West Sikkim, Chalk and Duster Free Classrooms and also the promotion of organic farming in rural areas which added up in bringing about significant changes in West Sikkim.
The ‘Champions of Change’ awardees are selected after thorough scrutiny by an esteemed jury, headed by Shri. K. G. Balakrishnan, Former CJI; Justice Gyan Sudha Misra, Former Justice (SC); Shri. S. Y. Quraishi, Former Election Commissioner; Shri. Sonal Man Singh, Padma Vibhushan and Rajya Sabha MP; Shri. Yaduvendra Mathur, NITI AAYOG Addl. Secy; Shri. Anil Kumar Sinha, Former CBI Director and Shri. Subhash Ghai, Filmmaker. The ‘Champions of Change’ awards are meant to felicitate the awardees who have immensely contributed and brought about significant change in the Aspirational Districts.
The West District under the supervision of the District Collector was also recently nominated as the 2nd Best Performing District under the ‘Aspirational District Program’ by the NITI AAYOG.