The first meeting of the Sikkim Youth Development Board was held on Thursday, 27 Nov, here at Gangtok.
The meeting unanimously decided on the convergence of livelihood skill developmental schemes being carried out by the various government departments and agencies through the Sikkim Youth Development Board as the nodal agency providing overall guidance.
The meeting was chaired by the SYDB chairperson Khem Prasad Dahal and was also attended by the HRD Minister as a special invitee.
“The role of the Board will be to decide policy issues and the actual implementation shall be carried out by the concerned Government agencies. The Board will exercise overall supervision and give away direction so that duplication of Scheme is also avoided apart from carrying out identified trainings programme that will complement the ongoing programmes,” an official press communiqué details.
A presentation on the National Youth Policy 2014 and Mission for Empowering Sikkim Youth 2020 was made by Principal Secretary, Sports & Youth Affairs, Dr. Anil Mainra while Rachit Dewan and Jigme Bhutia, livelihood experts from the State Level Nodal Agency, Forest Department, made a presentation on various capacity building programme undertaken at villages under the Integrated Watershed Management Programme.