An awareness programme on Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes at Pakyong

Pakyong, August 6th: As a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate 75 years of independence of progressive India, the office of Welfare Officer, Pakyong District organised an awareness programme on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes ( Prevention of Atrocities)Act 1989 at BAC Rhenock on 5th of August,2022.
The event was graced by the presence of Shri Nirpat Gurung, Chairman, OBC Welfare Board as Chief Guest and Shri Santosh Kumar Pradhan, Chairman, Sikkim Consumer Cooperative Society, as Guest of Honour. Both of them expressed their viewpoints about the act and urged the gathering to refrain from any caste /community-based discrimination and violence.
To give broad insights into the said act, the programme had the presence of two key resource persons. To present the act from the legal point of view, Dr Doma Bhutia, Additional Advocate General of Sikkim spoke at length to make understand the gathering about various clauses/aspects of the act in a layman’s language.
Shri Karma Gyamtso Bhutia, Superintendent of Police, Pakyong District not only talked about SC/ST atrocities act but also discussed other challenging cases dealt with by police which included drugs, human trafficking, sextortion, cybercrime etc.
The content of the programme was made more insightful and fruitful by a realistic speech on the subject by Shri Bhushan Adhikari, Panchayat President, Rhenock GPU.
Thanking all the guests, resource persons and the public at large, Shri Arun Chettri, Welfare Officer, Pakyong District concluded the programme after sharing with the audience, information pertaining to various schemes and scholarships of the Social Welfare Department.