To commemorate the birth anniversary and honor ideals, teachings, contributions of Swami Vivekananda a week long celebration as ‘National Youth Week 2023’ with the theme ‘Viksit Yuva Viksit Bharat’ commenced today at the Programme Hall of Industrial Training Institute College (ITI)Gyalshing organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, NYKS Gyalshing,an autonomous body under Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India in collaboration with Industrial Training Institute College Gyalshing, and Voluntary Blood Donor Association of Sikkim.
Chairman PHE, Government of Sikkim Hari Narayan Subedi graced the occasion as Chief Guest.Others present were Zilla Panchayat Gyalshing Omchung Territorial Constituency Sagar Sharma, Ward Panchayat Rinchen Bhutia,District Youth Officer, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, NYKS Gyalshing, Dev Nepal, Pathologist, District Hospital Namchi Dichen Bhutia, Coordinator Red Ribbon Club, Government of Sikkim Kishor Baniya, Principal ITI College Gyalshing Bhim Bhadur Chauhan, NSS Officers Pema Thendup Bhutia and Yashop Biswa, Teaching faculties, students of the Institute and officials from Voluntary Blood Donor Association of Sikkim, VBDS.
It may be mentioned here that, the Government of India declared January 12 as National Youth Day in 1984. The Centre said the festival is held to provide exposure to youths at a national level and this year’s theme is “Viksit Yuva – Viksit Bharat (Developed Youth – Developed India)”. The week long celebration along with the Nation, Gyalshing District is commemorating National Youth Week from 12th January to 19th January 2023.
Zilla Panchayats Gyalshing Omchung Territorial Constituency Sagar Sharma in his brief address termed Blood Donation Camp to be an important aspect of the celebration and underlined its benefits. He encouraged students of the Institute to idolize the humanitarian teachings of Swami Vivekananda and implement them in their lives religiously.
District Youth Officer Dev Nepal Informed on the nationwide celebration and termed the weeklong celebration of utmost importance for the youths of the state and nation. He floored his heartiest appreciation and a thankful gesture toward NYKS, VBDS, District Hospital Namchi and ITI College Gyalshing for joining hands for the celebration. Further, he highlighted the theme for this year and deliberated on the host of activities for each day throughout the progression of the weeklong celebration. He also informed on varied community upliftment and youth centric works carried out by the NYKS in the Gyalshing and Soreng districts. Furthermore, he even assured all assistance to the youths and encouraged them to avail the opportunity to hone their leadership quality in them to propel the country toward prosperity.
Coordinator RRC, Kishor Baniya sensitised the present students upon the power of Youth in nation building and suggested that their intervention holds an important element in society upliftment. In order to take the country toward elevated glory motivated all present to start working for it from the community itself. He also praised NYKS Gyalshing and District Hospital Namchi for the Blood Donation Camp and pointed out some of the key benefits of organising such camps.
Principal ITI College Gyalshing Bhim Bahadur Chauhan floored his warm wishes on the auspicious day wherein ethics of Youth empowerment and its Practical execution is been reinvigorated. He even deliberated in length upon the teachings of Swami Vivekananda that were appreciated by the world. He suggested imbibing Swami’s teachings to become an ideal human being and motivated to have a sense of consistent endeavor toward the perceived goal.
As part of the commemoration, Blood Donation Camp was also organised by the Voluntary Blood Donor Association of Sikkim simultaneously during the progression of the day long celebration. A certificate of appreciation was also bestowed to DYO Gyashing NYKS Dev Nepal and Principal ITI College Gyalshing Bhim Bahadur Chauhan by the District Hospital Namchi for organising Blood Donation Camp at the institute.
Dance performances by the students also brought colour in to the day long program.
It is informed that throughout the celebratory week, each day had been designated with a theme for the celebration.
12th January: Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda;
13th January: Cultural Day;
14th January: Participation Day;
15th January: Social Service Day;
16th January: Youth for Peace Day;
17th January: Skill Development Day;
18th January: Awareness Day ( Women Empowerment ).
At the outset, Chairman PHE Subedi visited the Library Room, Motor Mechanical and Electrician Workshops, Auto CAD Laboratory, Computer Laboratory, Trade Craftsman Food Production Classrooms, and under construction Girls Hostel structure of the ITI College and took stock of the provided facilities.