Gangtok,April 25: Date: April, Panchayat Women and Youth Power Organization, Sikkim observed National Panchayat Raj Day at the headquarters of Lumse located in the capital Gantek. Mr. Mangaljit Rai, President of National Cooperative Dairy Federation, was the chief guest of the ceremony. Former District Panchayat and Organization President Shri Samsher Bokhim, Vice President Shri LP Kafle, Mrs. Kalpana Moktan, Shri Bhim Lakhe (Vice President, South District Panchayat) General Secretary Shri Bishnu Chamling, Former District Panchayat Members, National Award Winner Gram Panchayat Chairman Shri Devraj Rai, Shree Karma Gyurmi Bhotiya had a special presence.
The program was inaugurated by the chief guest by offering Khada along with Mangaldip in the picture of the dreamer father of the nation Mahatma Gandhiji. After Vice President (Administration) Mrs. Kalpana Moktan welcomed the meeting, Shri LP Kafle, Vice President (Coordinate) highlighting the justification of this day on the occasion of National Panchayat Raj Day this year to all the honorable members of the District and Gram Panchayat Unit in various ways, on the occasion of National Panchayat Raj Day He said that he has organized a program to honour by giving congratulation letter as congratulation. She also informed about the Charter of Demands (Charter of Demands) that the Panchayat Women and Youth Shakti Organization is in favor of the Panchayat in favor of the Panchayats.
On the occasion of National Panchayat Raj Diwas in the felicitation program, ‘ Din Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Empowerment Award ‘ was awarded by the Ministry of Panchayat Raj, Government of India on the occasion of National Panchayat Raj Diwas, Lungchak Kamere Gram Panchayat Unit of South District, ‘ Nanaji Deshmukh National Gairav Gram Sabha Award ‘ awarded with congratulation letter and memory to Singhik Gram Panchayat of North District, ‘ Gram Panchayat Development Yojana Award ‘, ‘ Gram Panchayat of Tingbhed Gram Panchayat of North District and ‘ Child Friendly Gram Panchayat Award ‘, the Panchayat Chairman of Rinak Gram Panchayat Unit of East District. Felicitated by giving the symbol.
District President Shri Samsher Rai addressing the function and expressed best wishes to everyone on the occasion of National Panchayat Raj Day. Even though his district panchayat was awarded from the Panchayat State Ministry of India, he was not able to go to Delhi due to Covid, he informed that he received the award through video conference. He said that the entire district panchayat of the east district is entitled to this award. Chairman Shri Rai needs to strengthen this Panchayat organization and has also urged all elected Panchayats to take membership of the organization.
Addressing the felicitation program from the seat of the chief guest, Shri Mangaljit Rai congratulated the awarded and respected district and village panchayat. He briefly published the situation of Panchayat Raj System in India from the rising to the date. Sikkim State has expressed pride in winning Best District and Gram Panchayat Award every year in the field of operating Panchayat Raj System. This is how the Panchayat Women Youth Shakti Sangathan organized a felicitation program and appreciated the initiative of the organization for honouring the award-winning district panchayat and village panchayat. Shree Rai also advised the Panchayat organization to organize logic competition, attendance answer, essay writing on Panchayat Raj to help the youth to develop oral development.
(Press release from Panchayat Mahila Evam Yuva Shakti Sangathan, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Sikkim)