STD organizes speech competition on ‘Sustainable Development’ at Srinagar
Post by RK News on Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Srinagar, Aug 14: As part of ongoing celebrations of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav’ under the theme ‘Mere Matti Mera Desh’ State Taxes Department (STD) Kashmir on Monday organized a speech competition on the theme ‘Sustainable Development’ at Excise and Taxation Complex Solina, here.
Commissioner State Taxes, Dr. Rashmi Singh, Additional Commissioner State Taxes Kashmir, Shakeel Maqbool, DC Enforcement Central Parvaiz Ahmad Raina, DC Recovery and IT, DC Appeals II, Assistant Commissioners, States Taxes Officers, Inspectors, SI’s, teachers and other officials of the department attended the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Rashmi Singh said that the primary objective of this event is to foster educational initiatives that resonate with the public. She added that through this event the State Taxes Department aims to raise awareness about the pressing need for sustainable practices and responsible resource management among students and general public.
The Commissioner further said that the focus has always been on individual and collective efforts in realizing a harmonious balance between economic growth, environmental protection, and social equity. She added that the department remains steadfast in its commitment to fostering sustainable development and looks forward to continuing its efforts through similar engaging events in the future.
Speaking on the occasion, Additional Commissioner State Taxes said that the event provided a platform for students to articulate their insights and ideas on how to achieve sustainable development in our communities, in line with the broader goals of environmental conservation and socio-economic progress. He further added that the credit goes to teachers and Ehsas Foundation for enabling enthusiastic participation of students and offering them an opportunity of speaking about the most significant issue of the day.
The Speech Competition witnessed enthusiastic participation from students of various Government schools of the Valley.
Later, students were awarded mementos and certificates of appreciation by Commissioner State Taxes for their participation in the programme.
Pertinent to mention here, State Taxes Department also awarded certificates of appreciation to officials who participated in the Rangoli Making Competition and Skit on the theme Meri Matti Mera Desh.