Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu honored Aastha Sharma, the winner of the National Youth Parliament Declamation Contest, on Monday. The contest was organized by the Central Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The contest was organized in New Delhi on March 1 and 2. Congratulating her on this feat, the Chief Minister said that it was a matter of pride that girls of the state were excelling in various fields and bringing laurels to the state by exhibiting their talents. “The success of Aastha Sharma will inspire the society and youth in particular,” Sukhu added. Aastha, a resident of Loshta village in Shimla district, delivered a speech on the topic “Shared Future Youth in Democracy and Governance”. Before being chosen for this national-level youth parliament declamation contest, she had previously won district and state-level competitions. Aastha Sharma is a student at Sanjauli College of Excellence and is from the village of Loshta in Kotgarh, Shimla district. Industries Minister Harshwardhan Chauhan, Education Minister Rohit Thakur, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Ashish Butail, and MLA Neeraj Nayyar were also present on the occasion, amongst others.