44 children from CCIs participating in the HAUSLA 2019 at New Delhi

Today on 18/12/2019 the Social Justice & Welfare Department saw off 44 children from Child Care Institutions (CCIs) all over Sikkim for participating in the HAUSLA 2019 at New Delhi organized by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. HAUSLA is a unique all India cultural and sport meet exclusively for children in need of care and protection residing in CCIs. This year the event is going to be held from 19th to 21st December at the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) Campus, House Khaz.
Our children will be participating in football, chess, athletics (100 meters, 200 meters, 100 meters relay, 200 meters relay, long jump and high jump), painting, debate, skit and scrabble. The best talents among the children were selected at the districts in coordination with the District Child Protection Units and at the state level by the State Child Protection Society, SJ&WD with assistance from Sports Department for sports events, and the Sikkim Chess Association for the chess event. For the skit competition, the assistance of Culture Department was taken. The children are being escorted by 5 officials of the Child Protection Scheme under the Social Justice and Welfare Department.
Today, the team was seen off at the SNT Bus Terminus, Gangtok by Ms. Dhan Jyoti Mukhia, Secretary, SJ & WD, Additional Secretary cum Director (CPS), Under Secretary (CPS) and other officials of the State Child Protection Society (SCPS), SJ&WD.

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