Gyalshing, 22nd November 2021: A day long workshop on formation of the 1st Village Level Child Parliament amongst the newly constituted Bal panchayats of child friendly GPU, 23-Sankhu Radhu Khandu was held today. The workshop was orgranized by District Child Protection Unit, West Child Protection Scheme, Women and Child Development Department, Gyalshing on 22nd of November 2021, at the said GPU.
The main objective of the Workshop was to give an advocacy platform for the children to promote their rights.
The programme was presided by District Child Protection Officer, West Miss. Bhawana Subba and other dignitaries from different GPUS of West sikkim, Mr. Tez Kumar Thapa, Child Protection Officer of Anuglya and DCPU staffs attended the said programme.
DCPO, West briefly highlighted regarding child rights and other child related issues.
The children/ Bal panchayats elected their representatives Miss. Ananya Chauhan as Prime Minister, Bir Bdr. Chettri as Deputy Prime Minister, Supriya Pradhan as Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Rinchen Tamang as Finance Minister.
The oath taking ceremony was conducted today in the presence of Hon’ble Zilla Panchayat of Sangkhu Hee Teritorial , Panchayat President of Gitang Karmatar, Sopakha, Maneybong and Sangkhu Radhu Khandu GPU.
Mr. Tez Kumar Thapa, Child Protection Officer, Anuglya Darjeeling, in his technical session explained the roles and responsibilities of Child Parliamentarians, who had been invited as a Resource person for the said program