Training progs on PRI system, SPICE model

LONGDING, 19 May: A three-day first-batch training programme on the panchayati raj system, the SPICE model and RD programmes concluded here on Wednesday.

Addressing the valedictory function, Longding DC Bani Lego encouraged the participants to prepare “My village, my development plan to create need-based infrastructure for greater benefit of people in the villages.

“It is even possible to work on 29 subjects if the leaders work with zeal,” he added, and urged the participants to become master trainers in their respective villages “to dissipate the information and knowledge learned in the training.”

Meanwhile, Kanubari ADC T Aran in his inaugural address to the second batch of trainees in Kanubari reminded the participants that “this functional training is mandatory for each elected PRI leader, and therefore it should be taken very seriously.”

He encouraged the participants to have their queries regarding the GPDP, the ZPDP and other poverty alleviation programmes of the government of India cleared.

DPDO Dakli Gara spoke about the functioning of the PRIs in Sikkim and how the panchayats in that state have come up with innovative solutions to everyday problems in their villages.

He dwelt on how the panchayats in Sikkim “have managed to help poorest of the poor, resolve human-animal conflict, maintain environment, sanitation, water budgeting, preserve water sources, generation of own source of GP’s revenue, etc.”

SIRD&PR senior faculty member Dr Likha Kiran, CO Gyammer Amte, and panchayat technical assistants Kipa Seikh, Kipa Kaha and Tako Leya were the resource persons. (DIPRO)