The annual month-long ‘Poshan Maah’ campaign under the aegis of the Women and Child Development Department

Soreng, Sept 30 (IPR): The annual month-long ‘Poshan Maah’ campaign under the aegis of the Women and Child Development Department came to a conclusion today with a function organised at Soreng Senior Secondary School.
The closing ceremony was graced by MLA Soreng Chakung Constituency, Shri Aditya Golay as the Chief Guest.
Also present on the occasion were Advisor, Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Shri M.N. Subba, Chairperson, Skill Development Department, Shri Binod Basnet, Panchayats, DC Soreng, Shri Bhim Thatal, ADC Shri Dhiraj Subedi, ADC Development Shri Gaayas Pega, Chief Pay and Accounts Officer, Shri K.B. Subba, ADC Shri Ranjan Rai, CDPO Smt Gouri Tamang, and officers and field functionaries of Women and Child Development Department. The programme had the presence and participation of Anganwadi workers.
The month-long nationwide campaign was launched on the 1st of September, 2022, in the conference hall of District Administration Centre, Soreng, under the Chairmanship of DC Soreng, Shri Bhim Thatal.
The ceremony began with the welcome address by ICDS Supervisor, Nayabazar, Smt. Dik Maya Chettri, followed by the presentation of Poshan Song by Anganwadi Worker, Lower Salangdang, Ms. Bhim Maya Bhujel.
A brief report on the activities covered during the month-long ‘Poshan Maah’ campaign was presented by CDPO Soreng, Smt. Gouri Tamang.
The chief guest of the event, MLA Shri Aditya Golay in his address lauded the officers and field functionaries of the Women and Child Development Department for organizing various theme-based activities throughout the month to raise awareness about the ‘Poshan Maah’ campaign.
He said that the ICDS workers have a huge role in the holistic development of a child. He added that they are nurturing young minds who will go on to contribute to the development of the State and the Nation. He commended their efforts and urged them to remain motivated to serve with the same zeal. He added that parents should also be counselled to get more involved in the activities of their children.
The programme comprised Rhymes by Sombaria Zone, a skit play by Soreng I Zone, Dance by Nayabazar Zone, Poem on Poshan by Nayabazar Zone, and a song by Rinchenpong Zone.
On the occasion, the best performing Anganwadi workers under the Matru Vandana Saptaha as part of the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana were felicitated by the chief guest.
Earlier, the chief guest and the dignitaries visited the stalls put up by the participants of all the six zones under the Soreng District. They also participated in the Poshan Maah signature campaign.
The closing ceremony came to a conclusion with the word of thanks proposed by ICDS Supervisor, Rinchenpong, Smt. Manju Gurung.

Drivers Waiting Room inaugurated by Namchi Zilla Adhakshya

Namchi, 30th September(IPR): A waiting room for drivers was inaugurated by Zilla Adhakshya (Namchi) Ms. Tshering Dem Bhutia at the premises of Namchi Zilla Panchayat office, today. Present amongst others were Upadhakshya (Namchi) Mr. Bhim Lakhey, DPO (Zilla) Ms. Karzang D. Lassopa, Zilla Panchayat Members and drivers from Zilla office.
This waiting room has been constructed this year itself, from the funds of Namchi Zilla Panchayat. The total cost of this room is Rs. 2.50 Lakhs and is
equipped with a washroom and other sitting arrangements. This room has been constructed as a facility so that the drivers can have a separate room wherein they can conduct their official activities seamlessly.

The first round of training for Presiding and Polling Officers for the upcoming Panchayat Elections

Gyalshing, Sept 29 (IPR): The first round of training for Presiding and Polling Officers for the upcoming Panchayat Elections for
Chongrang and Yuksam BAC were held in the Community Hall, Gyalshing, today.
Initially, a welcome address was proposed by Shri Santosh Kumar Allay, SDM Gyalshing.
District collector Gyalshing, Smt.Yishey D. Yongda, in her address, urged the trainees to take responsibility with earnest seriousness. She stressed the fact that taking up election work must be viewed as an opportunity to engage in a responsible task and all Presiding and Polling officers must take full advantage of the training sessions being imparted by the District Administration under highly experienced resource persons.
She informed me that two more rounds of training shall continue in due course and urged the trainees to be very serious in performing the election duty and always take it as an opportunity to learn new things it.
The District Collector further urged the trainees to read the Presiding Officer’s handbook thoroughly and carefully and be well acquainted with the functions, to be able to further orient the polling officers.
Thereafter, the detailed training for the Presiding and Polling Officers through PowerPoint Presentation was imparted by SDM, Gyalshing, and Shri Santosh Kumar Allay. The participants were oriented on all aspects of the election process from documentation to sealing of EVM Machines. It was informed that the presiding and
polling I to be extra careful about the use of machines to avoid untoward mistakes during the process of election. It was further informed that the presiding officers need to be vigilant and observe every situation inside and outside the polling booth and simultaneously all polling officers also need to be acquainted with the polling process for smooth conduction of the election.
Thereafter, hands-on training on the operation and handling of the EVM was also provided to the trainees by Resource Person, Joint Director, Education, Dentam Sub-Division,
Shri T.Panjo Sherpa.
Further, it was apprised by SDM, Gyalshing that EVM will also be made available at every block prior to the upcoming panchayat election polls to acquaint every voter thoroughly.
The first round of concluding training for Presiding & Polling officers will be held on the 30th of September, 2022 for Gyalshing BAC.

The first meeting of the District Panchayat Performance Assessment Committee for Gyalshing District

Gyalshing, 29th Sep(IPR):
The first meeting of the District Panchayat Performance Assessment Committee (DPPAC) for Gyalshing District was convened today at the conference hall of the District Administrative Centre, Rabdentse.
The meeting was chaired by the District Collector-cum-Chairperson (DPPAC), Ms Yishey D Yongda.
The meeting had the presence of Shri. Surat Gurung, ADC(Development), Shri Ganga Pd. Sharma, District Planning Officer, WDZP, Deputy Director (Education), DE (WDZP), Deputy Director (AH&VS), Deputy Director (I/C Agriculture), Sr. Welfare Officer, Horticulture Development Officer and Officials from concerned departments.
DPO/Zilla gave a brief introduction on the agenda of the meeting wherein he informed that the award is an initiative of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj to incentivize the best performing District Panchayats and Gram Panchayats recommended by the State Government according to the assessments report of DPPAC.
Shri. Shiva Pd. Sharma, Field Facilitator, SIRD & PR gave a presentation on the guideline of the revamped National Panchayat Awards including compliances with Standard Operating Procedure. He also informed us that the award will be given based on the performance of the Panchayat which will be evaluated in nine parameters. Furthermore, he pointed out that the main objective of such Awards is an encouragement to highlight the work done by the Panchayati Raj Institutions.
Mr Kamal Nath Sharma, Panchayat Co-ordinator apprised the gathering about the technical aspects of the exercise and assured assistance for online work.
After careful assessment and discussion with the representatives, the DC asked all members of the committee to collectively pitch in proactively for the exercise.
Further, it was decided that the orientation programme for DPPAC and field functionaries will be held on 12th Oct 2022 at Zilla Bhawan with attendance of all.
The programme concluded with a vote of thanks to the chair.

The Valedictory function of STATE LEVEL INTER-EMRS CULTURAL & LITERARY FEST 2022-2023

Gangtok, 29th September 2022(IPR): The Valedictory function of STATE LEVEL INTER-EMRS CULTURAL & LITERARY FEST 2022 – 2023 was held at the Janta Bhawan, Gangtok.
Shri Tshewang Gyachho, Secretary, Social Welfare Department, graced the event as the chief guest. Also present were Shri Suman Gurung, Special Secretary, Social Welfare Department, Principals along with faculties and students of EMRS, officials and the staff of the Social Welfare Department, Government of Sikkim.
The two days event had the participation of the students from all four EMRS schools, including EMRS Parkha, Pakyong District, EMRS Gengrap, Gyalsging District, EMRS Suntoley, Namchi District, and EMRS Swayam, Mangan District.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Tshewang Gyachho, Secretary Social Welfare Department, congratulated all the participants and the competition winners. He said that it is a proud moment for every participating student to show their talents in such an event. He stated that EMRS has been established to provide a more focused approach to the integrated socio-economic development of the Scheduled Tribes (STs) in a coordinated and planned manner. He informed that if a particular block has more than twenty thousand tribal populations, then that block is entirely entitled to EMRS. Shri Tshewang further said that he is indeed proud of all EMRS in Sikkim since they have been providing quality education to tribal students at their respective blocks. He also mentioned that the Principal of Gangyap EMRS, Shri S.Yongzon, has brought great honour to the State through his immense contribution to the Education field.
Further, he wished luck to all the winners of the EMRS competition as they all will be representing the Inter-State EMRS competition at the Art of Living International Centre, Bengaluru, on the last week of October 2022. He urged all the Principals and teachers to go through the guidelines carefully to meet the criteria for the competition. Furthermore, he said the department would always provide necessary guidance and support to EMRS in the State.
Literary competitions, including Elocution competition, Story Telling competition, Creative Writing competition, Spell Bee competition, Debate competition, Recitation competition, and Quiz competitions, were held on the 28th of September 2022. The judges of the literary event were Yangzum Lepcha, Ranjana Gurung, Vinita Pradhan, Kungzang Yangchen, Priyanka Gurung, and Amrita Pradhan from Culture Department.
The winners of the event were felicitated with trophies, medals, and certificates by esteemed dignitaries.
The winners of the first-day event competition are as follows:
1. ELOCUTION – JR GROUP
1st TENZING CHODEN BHUTIA- GANGYAP
2nd TANIMA TAMANG – PARKHA
2. ELOCUTION- SR GROUP
1st NIMA WONGMU BHUTIA – GANGYAP
2nd LAKPA TAMANG – PARKHA
3. SPELL BEE
1st PEMU EDEN BHUTIA – GANGYAP
2nd RINCHEN SHERPA- PARKHA
4. CREATIVE WRITING
1st RIKCHEN LAMA- GANGYAP
2nd PAWAN KUMAR LIMBOO – SWAYAM
5. STORY TELLING – JR GROUP
1st MICHELLE BHUTIA – GANGYAP
2nd TENCHOKY LIMBOO- SWAYAM
6. STORY TELLING – SR GROUP
1st RINGZUM LEPCHA- SWAYAM
2and MANISH SUBBA – GANGYAP
7. DEBATE
1st LAKPA TSHERING SHERPA- GANGYAP
2nd PAWAN KUMAR LIMBOO – SWAYAM
8. RECITATION
1st LEENORMIT LEPCHA- SWAYAM
2and NANCY LEPCHA – GANGYAP
9. QUIZ
1st EMRS GANGYAP: PEMA KUNZO DONG
YANGKILA SHERPA
2nd EMRS PARKHA: SHAIL SUBBA
PEMA LHAMU BHUTIA
On the second day, competitions like group songs, solo songs, solo instrumental, and group dances were conducted. Smt Normit Lepcha, Senior Instructor, Culture Department, and Smt Pwma Uden Bhutia, Culture Artist, were the Judges of the cultural competition.
The winners of the competition held today are as follows :
1. GROUP SONG
1st EMRS GANGYAP
2nd EMRS SWAYAM
2. SOLO SONG
1st Soreep Lepcha, EMRS, Swayam
2nf Hangawama limboo, EMRS, Gangyap
3. SOLO INSTRUMENTAL
1st N. Lepcha, EMRS, Swayam
2nd Reena Subba, Gangyap
4. GROUP DANCE
1st EMRS, Swayam
2nd EMRS, Gangyap
The STATE LEVEL INTER-EMRS CULTURAL & LITERARY FEST 2022 – 2023 aims to promote national integration and enrich social content. It is to facilitate the tribal students to develop pride in their cultural identity and preserve and cherish tribal heritage. EMRS strives to achieve the best academic standards and excels in sports and extracurricular activities.
The two days event of the Stae Level Inter-EMRS Culture & Literary Fest was organised by the State Eklavya Model Residential School(EMRS), Society of Sikkim, Tribal Affairs Division, Social Welfare Department, Government of Sikkim.
Earlier, the Social Welfare Department felicitated judges of the two-day competition event.
Shri Deepak Tamang, Chief Co-ordinator of 24hrs Inspired, Event Management Firm, was the host during the event.
The programme concluded with words of thanks delivered by Shri Prem Kamal Rai, Joint Secretary, Social Welfare Department.