Anugyalaya Darjeeling Diocese Service Society organized “Coordination Cum Project Inauguration Meeting”

Pakyong, July 18 (IPR):Anugyalaya Darjeeling Diocese Service Society organized “Coordination Cum Project Inauguration Meeting” under the Project- “Creation of Safe Environment For the Children and Adolescent” and “The Participation Of the Civil Society and Government Machineries”, in collaboration with District Administration, Pakyong at Rurban Community Complex, Pakyong today.
The programme is funded through a “Corporate Social Responsibility under Cipla Foundation” for 1 year.
The meeting was chaired by Hon’ble Area M.L.A Shri. Em Prasad Sharma, along with Shri P.K Subba- OSD Agriculture Department, D.C Pakyong, S.P Pakyong, ADC Pakyong, SDPO Pakyong.The meeting also had the presence of SDM (HQ),SDM Pakyong, Fr. Dr Samuel Lepcha, Director Anugyalaya D.D.S.S.S, line department officials, Panchayats and representatives of Anugyalaya Darjeeling Diocese Service Society.
Mr. Tej Kumar Thapa – Project Coordinator, Anugyalaya D.D.S.S.S explained that the project is a joint initiative of Anugyalaya and Pratham and will aim to create and strengthen safety mechanisms for children and adolescents in collaboration with various stakeholders. The various activities like awareness with stakeholders, school sessions, and counseling,on various social issues will be conducted on a weekly basis. The team will work with the support of panchayats, Education Department, Health Department, ICDS and Police Department to create safe space for children in villages and in schools.
The goal of the service society is to strengthen community systems and secure childhood through economic upliftment, educational support and convergence with stakeholders.
They are covering 17,384 population (as per census) in four gram Panchayat Unit (GPU) under Pakyong District i.e. 1. Namcheypong GPU, 2. Sumin Linzey GPU, 3. Aho Yangtam GPU, 4. Assam Linzey GPU.
D.C Pakyong -Shri Tashi Chophel Lepcha advised the GPU to stay intact with the organisation inorder to function smoothly and also organise awareness programmes and train volunteers. He thanked the organisation for their initiative and gave best wishes and said that he shall meet and enquire with the team regularly.
S.P Pakyong assured his full cooperation with the team and also gave some suggestions on how to operate the project.

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