Dear Readers, Today in our Young Leader Series we present to you all our interview with Rikzing Wangyal Lepcha, President, Student Representative Council (SRC), Government College, Burtuk. Born to Mrs Norjeela Bhutia and Mr. Dorjee Lepcha from North Sikkim he was inspired from his parents and his desire to serve and find solutions to many issues the students in his college are facing. Here is the excerpts of our interview with the Young Leader:
Wandering Soul of Sikkim (WSOS): What would be that one thing you would like to change in the system when you get a chance to be inside it?
Rikzing Wangyal Lepcha (RWL): When I will get a chance to be inside I would like to change how the employment facilities are being rendered to the people because these days unemployment is a big problem in the whole country. As we know that we are the second most populous country in the world we require more job vacancies because every second person is a graduate. So this is a huge challenge that we are indulging into. So my first concern after joining will be for employment. So firstly I will deal with this problem.
WSOS: What is your take on those who term politics to be “a dirty game”?
RWL: What I would say is that politics the word itself makes it clear it is not something that involves one or two people but it accompanies lot more than that and there are some people who does something dirty in politics as a consequence people believe it is dirty. What I feel is that politics is not a dirty game because the people are free to participate with their grievances and they have their political right and if it is left in the wrong hands then there wont be fair politics.
WSOS: How important it is to involve students and youth in mainstream politics?
RWL: I think that students and youth have fresh mind and and they have talents and are able to run the political administration in the future. Their participation is necessary because they will experience politics practically, theoretically they have learnt already. While experiencing politics practically they develop strong determination to become a better leader and to serve the public with faith and provide harmony.
WSOS: Your take on the need of an intellectual and informed debates in Sikkim on important issues. How do you think can we engage our people to talk about things that matter?
RWL: In debates it is not only important to engage people to talk but it is indeed necessary for people to indulge in such issues. As we know the right to freedom of speech is the fundamental right of the people of India for people to present their views on any kind of matters that is their concern. It is through debate and discussion that any matter which is not solved can be concluded on various grounds of discussion. Without indulgence of the people in such things there cant be any solution to the problems. But in some issues people participation is not mandatory, those matters is to be solved by the respected authorities concerned, so in general people are needed to come to the conclusion of any matter involving debates and discussions.
WSOS: Your message to the youth of Sikkim.
RWL: Sikkim is a peaceful state and harmony lies in our heart so as the citizen of this state we must firstly be educated and encourage others to come forward in any issues be it social economic or political. Be an inspirational figure for the upcoming generation and do the work with your heart which should be something that will be remembered after u are gone..be an optimists nd guide ur young’s in a path of light.
Always provide help and support to the people who is in need and never harm others neither mentally nor physically.
WSOS: Thank You for taking time out to talk to us for our Young Leader Series.
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