Soreng, 21st December, 2022 : The Office of the District Collector, Soreng organized a Youth festival under Systematic Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) program with the aim of generating Voters Awareness and Enrollment of News Votes especially, for the first-time voters held at the auditorium of Government Science College, Chakung under Soreng district, today.
The informative program was attended by DC Soreng, Bhim Thatal as the chief guest. Accompanying him were ADC Soreng, Dhiraj Subedi, SDM (HQ), D.R Bista, SDPO Soreng, Bimal Gurung, Principal (GSC), Dr. Sudhan Pradhan along with the Officials from Election Cell Soreng, Faculties and students.
Simultaneously, the campaign ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’ under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India for Soreng district was also official launched on the occasion.
Addressing briefly, DC, Bhim Thatal stated that it is the responsibility of each individual to assist in curbing the uprising menace of drug abuse in the State. He also added that awareness amongst the masses especially, the younger generation about the consequences of drug abuse is a need of hour for the society as a whole. As curiosity and peer pressure are few of the reasons which encourages youths to try drugs, the DC advised to refrain from traversing through such paths.
Likewise, he also elaborated on the importance of practicing the constitutional right of electing our representatives through electoral participation. He encouraged them to take part in the world’s largest democracy fair without any reserved biasness or doubts.
The resource person for ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’, SDPO, Bimal Gurung spoke at length about the objectives of the campaign. He said that it is a pan-India campaign launched by the central government to curb the alarming concerns of rising drug misuses and trafficking not just in Sikkim but in the entire Nation as well especially, amongst the younger generations.
Gurung also highlighted the laws and regulations in the State under Sikkim Anti-Drugs Act, 2006 (SADA).
The program was made informative and interactive through skit performances, dance, elocution and other cultural fest by the students.
At the outset, the welcome address was delivered by ADC, Dhiraj Subedi.