Sunday, February 24, 2013

State Level National Integration Camp concludes at Singtam



Singtam, February 24: The State Level National Integration Camp concluded at Singtam Community Hall today. The week-long camp (February 18-24) was organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan Sikkim and sponsored by Ministry of Youth Affair and Sports, Government of India. More than 150 participants from seven states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and the host state of Sikkim had participated in the camp.
Kalpana Moktan, Upadhakshya Zilla Panchayat (East) was the Chief Guest of the day. The other distinguished guests of the day included Sukhdev Singh, Zonal Director, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan Sikkim, Mohan Pradhan ‘Neeraj’, Sansthapak Singtam Basibiyalo, Nima Bhutia, Social Secretary (SMTWA), Lhamu Subba and Rekha Chettri (SPARK NGO, Singtam), Dilip Sharma, accountant NYK, Gangtok, volunteers of NYK, Gangtok and others.
Praveen Pradhan, President SPARK NGO cum Program Coordinator of the week-long camp was the host of the day. Couple of hour long program started with the lightening of the lamp by the distinguished guests followed by the welcome speech by Puran Chettri, Camp In-charge. Chettri in his speech appreciated the positive approach of the participants and encouraged them to utilize it in a better way. He further said everyone should take home the positive thoughts from the camp. Sukhdev Singh too emphasized that participants should always have a positive approach in life and each one should know their responsibility in days to come.
Kalpana Moktan, Upadhakshya Zilla Panchayat (East), the chief guest of the day in her speech spoked about the responsibility and duties of the youth. Mokhtan also informed the gathering regarding the different schemes started by the state government of Sikkim for the development of the youths of the state.
The week-long camp that was started on February 18 had Cultural exchange programes, Know India Quiz and talent shows between different participating states. Lectures and interaction programmes was also held that had many distinguished lecturers from the state. The lecturers included Dr. AB Karki, Additional DG (Development), Gangtok, Issac Mukhya, Retd. AD HRDD, CP Giri, Retd. DGP cum Home Secretary, Nagaland, PT Sherpa, Retd. Regional Manager, SBI, RP Poudhyal, PGT Singtam SSS, Uttam Chettri, deputy director, DESME and also a national youth awardee, Devendra Gurung and Pranita Gurung from Young Energetic Society, a NGO from Gangtok. Apart from that Gangtok Darshan, a tour to Gangtok was organised for the participants