Gyalshing, 26 July: District Magistrate, West Sikkim, Shri Karma R. Bonpo, attended the closing ceremony of Civic Action Programme, a 20-daylong computer training programme which commenced on 08 June at Government Industrial Training Instutute (ITI), Gyalshing organized by 36th Battalion SSB, Gyalshing, West Sikkim.
More than 25 youths belonging to impoverished sections of the society were imparted with the basic skills of computer knowledge. These youths have undergone intensive training for about three weeks with fooding and lodging facilities.
Speaking on the occasion, the DM West said, “Those who hold up our flag through sacrifice and hardship, those who fight for freedom, for our sovereignty and all that India stands for, can never be forgotten, my gratitude to all those who fought in Kargil and sacrificed their lives for the country.”
He expressed his gratitude towards the SSB Team for organising such beneficial programme and contributing towards the development of the district.
“In our day-to-day life, computer education has become very important weapon for survival in this technical world. The participants those who hold the certificate of this training is very beneficial for building their carriers,” he expresses.
To strengthen the capacity and quality of this institute, District Administrative Centre (DAC) has always rendered the support towards this institute and for speedy development he urged the SSB team to organise more skill development programmes in future, he added.
Delivering the welcome address, Commandant Officer, Mr. R.M. Mishra, took the opportunity to pay tribute to the Indian soldiers on 20th anniversary of Kargil war. He informed that the Civic Action Programmes are the programmes and activities carried out for the welfare and upliftment of the border population and transform the perception of people to get desired results.
He expressed his gratitude towards the chief guest, Mr. Bonpo, for extracting valuable time for the event.
The programme also had the presence of Principal, ITI, Mr. T.N. Sharma, Deputy Commander, Mr. Pankaj Thakur, Deputy Commander (Medical), Dr. R.K. Rajan, ITI faculty and SSB officials and jawans.
The celebration also showcased the certificate distribution to the participants, cultural programmes and momentum distribution.