9th January 2023| Chhattisgarh
In our continued endeavour, to sensitize the youth on the need to work together to address the growing hazards posed by counterfeiting and smuggling, FICCI CASCADE organized a youth awareness programme on the theme “Role of Youth in Making India Free from Smuggling & Counterfeiting” on 9th January 2023 at Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus, Bhilai. The programme was divided into three competitions: Painting, Elocution and Jingle Writing. The competition witnessed enthusiastic participation of over 450 students from various educational institutions of Chhattisgarh. The competition observed a great sight of young prodigious talent demonstrating their skills to curtail the threat posed by counterfeiting and smuggling. The objective of the competition was to generate awareness among the country’s youth and seek their support in strengthening our fight against illicit trade.
The competition was judged by Mr. Deep Chand, Advisor, FICCI CASCADE and Former Special Commissioner of Police, New Delhi, Mr. P C Jha, Advisor, FICCI CASCADE and Former Chairman, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) and Ms. Mr. Jaya Mishra, Member, FICCI Chhattisgarh State Council and President, Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus.
The list of the winners are as follows:
|Winners||Elocution Competition||Painting Competition||Jingle Writing Competition|
|1st Prize||Prakiti Pandey, Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya||Notram Sahu, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand College of Nursing||Maheshwaree Sahu, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand College of Nursing|
|2nd Prize||Kush Upadhyay, Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus||Elisha Kerketta, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand College of Nursing||Janhavi Sarva, Shri Shankaracharya Institute of Medical Science|
|3rd Prize||Aryansh Dubey, Shri Shankaracharya Institute of Medical Science||Annapurna Shama, Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus||Megha Mandavi, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand College of Nursing|
FICCI CASCADE believes that it is important to empower the youth of our nation to take a leading role in the fight against illicit trade by educating and training them to identify and respond to illicit trade activities. Competition winners were awarded at a Seminar on ‘Preventive Strategies to Combat Counterfeiting and Smuggling’ organised at Hotel Courtyard by Marriott, Raipur on 10th January 2023.