Gangtok, 08 May:
Nationwide Non Governmental Organization and six-time Guinness Book of World Record holder, National Integrated Forum of Artist and Activists (NIFAA) officially launched its branch for Sikkim at South District Officer Club at Namchi, South Sikkim, a press release informs.
The event had Chairperson, Sikkim State Commission, Rena Rai as the chief guest and NIFFA chairman, Preetpal Singh Pannu as special guest along with Namchi Bazaar Officer, A.B Gurung, Women Commission executive member, Kavita Rai, Zilla Panchayat members, Panchayats, NIFFA executive members, dignitaries and representatives from different clubs and NGOs of the State.
Sambedana Patra was presented as a tribute to renowned Sikkimese artist, Late S. B Pradhan.
NIFFA chairman, Preetpal Singh Pannu talking about the aims and objectives of NIFFA informed the gathering that the slogan of NIFFA is ‘Youth for Constructive Change’. He further mentioned that NIFFA’s branch in Sikkim is the 22nd branch to be launched by the NGO.
“By 2020 NIFAA will have 707 branches in 707districts of India,” he added.
Mr Pannu while reiterating the aims of NIFFA said that the organization aims to promote youths, new artists and different culture and traditions in global platforms.
He also informed about NIFFA’s youth exchange programme ‘Harmony 2018’ for the Northeast States of India and invited youths to take part in the programme scheduled to be held later this year.
Chairperson, Sikkim State Commission, Rena Rai addressing the gathering shared the achievements of the Government of Sikkim in empowering women like 30% job reservation in government sector,50% in panchayat seats, 50% in municipality seats and schemes like unmarried pension, widow pension and other government initiatives for women in the State.
During the programme, NIFFA Sikkim Branch members were presented with certificates.
Colorful cultural programme were performed by the cultural wing of NIFAA Sikkim, the release reads.