Pemkit Lepcha elected Prime Minister of National Inclusive Children Parliament

February 5, 2020

Mangan, 03 Feb (IPR):

As per the press communiqué received from Wendy Lepcha [DCPO, North], Pemkit Lepcha, Prime Minister of Village Level Child Parliament, HeeGyathang GPU (a class XI Science student of HeeGyathangschool)has been elected as Prime Minister of National Inclusive Children Parliament.

Pemkit had represented Sikkim in "National Inclusive Children Parliament" in New Delhi with DCPO, North, Wendy Lepcha.

She has also been given the additional charge as Minister of Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, one of the Sustainable development goals.

The oath taking ceremony was conducted today in the presence of former Speaker of LokSabha,Meena Kumar. The National Inclusive Children Parliament was organized by Nineis Mine Organization with Prime Ministers of Child Parliaments from all over the country from 28 Jan–03 Feb, 2020.

The programme also simultaneously conducted the training of the Coordinators who had accompanied the child Parliamentarians on the Sustainable development goals, election process & proceedings of Children Parliament.

Currently there have been 5 Village Level Child Parliaments formed in the GPUs of the District by the District Child Protection Unit, North district in coordination with the Village level Child Protection Committees which have been formed in all the GPUs.

The DCPO informs that the target is to form these village level Children's Parliaments in all the GPUs so that children of the most rural areas will get a forum to address their issues and voice their opinions and to take active participation in the Gram Sabhas and all other community decisions and policy making. Thereafter the target is to form Block level Children's Parliaments in all the 4 blocks and one District level Children's Parliaments in the district.

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