The three-day adventure camp organised by the Department of Youth Resources and Sports, Nagaland under the National Programme for Youth and Adolescent Development, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, government of India, was flagged off by advisor to Youth Resources and Sports Zale Neikha at John Government Higher Secondary School, Viswema on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Neikha said the main objective of organizing the camp was to develop leadership qualities and personal development through active participation in sports and games besides fostering the spirit of adventure.
He also stated that organising such events and participating in such activities would facilitate harmony and tranquility amongst the youths thereby promoting and propagating national integration at large. He added that such events would usher in cultural exchanges and youth festivals in the state.
Neikha expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, for granting sufficient funds for the programme.
He expressed hope that the youths of the state will use this event as an opportunity to build new relationship and get to know each other irrespective of which district or area they are from.
He further said the Youth Resources and Sports department would seek assistance from the Centre to organise such events in the coming days.
Altogether, 88 participants from 10 districts are taking part in the event that includes trekking to Dzukou valley, sightseeing in and around Kohima, trip to Dzulekie, rappelling, river crossing, fire making, basic survival techniques among others.
The flag off programme was attended by officials of the Youth Resources and Sports department and leaders of various organisations from Viswema village.