Bal Sabha along with the formation of Village level Children’s Parliament at Ringhim Nampatam GPU was conducted in the North district, today. The event was organized by the Village Level Child Protection Committee of the GPU in coordination with the District Child Protection Unit, North Sikkim.
The program commenced with Bal Sabha being conducted under the guidance of the Panchayat President, Shri. Sherap Bhutia, who motivated the children to speak for their rights and utilize the child protection system functioning solely for their benefit. The Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee, North, Smt. Mingma Bhutia informed the gathering of the type of cases reported in North Sikkim and the mandatory provision of reporting to the Committee for any case pertaining to a child in need of care and protection.
The DCPO, North, Smt. Wendy Lepcha highlighted the objective of Children’s Parliament, which was being formed in every GPU to empower the children by making them aware of their rights, the existing laws, and child protection mechanism to protect those rights and to give them the platform to raise their voice.
To emphasize the importance of education, two students from Delhi University, Ms. Dorin Bhutia and Ms. Pauline Bhutia shared their experiences and motivated the students to live a goal-oriented student life. The program was concluded by an oath-taking ceremony of the newly formed child Parliamentarians conducted by the Panchayat President-cum-Chairperson, Village level Child Protection Committee of the GPU.
(Press Release from DCPO, North Sikkim)