Goan NCC and NSS students set to witness Jharkhand’s culture

To promote mutual understanding and cultural exchange the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Goa has organised a trekking cum adventure camp for NCC cadets and NSS volunteers under the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ programme to Netarhat, Jharkhand from October 30 to November 6. NT BUZZ finds more

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The Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Goa has organised a trekking cum adventure camp for NCC cadets and volunteers of NSS of Jharkhand and Goa under the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ programme from October 30 to November 6 to Netarhat, Jharkhand. “Sardar Patel gave us Ek Bharat, it is now the solemn duty of 125 crore India,” said Prime Minister, Narendra Modi who announced the programme ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ on October 31, 2015 on the occasion of the 140th Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This programme aims to actively enhance interaction between people of diverse culture living in different states and union territories in India, with the objective of promoting greater mutual understanding amongst them.

Around 140 participants comprising of 100 NCC cadets, 25 NSS volunteers and 15 staff members will participate in this ‘Trekking cum Adventure Camp’. “The trek will be conducted in Netarhat region of Jharkhand in Latehar District and will be fully sponsored by the Government of Jharkhand. The Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs has sponsored the travel of 25 NSS volunteer and 2 staff members under this programme,” says Taluka Sports Officer (TSO), Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Govind Bhise.

As per the programme each year, every state/union territory would be paired with another state/union territory in India for reciprocal interaction between the people. “It is expected through this exchange, that the knowledge of the language, culture, traditions and practices of different states will lead to an enhanced understanding and bounding between one another, thereby, strengthening the unity and integrity of India,” says Govind.

The camp will be a host to recreational activities such as trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, valley crossing and parasailing. “To foster exchange of learning of cultures of both the states the volunteers and cadets from Jharkhand and Goa will organise a cultural performance and also get to witness a cultural show by professional group/troupe showcasing rich culture and traditions of Jharkhand,” says Govind.

For the participants to know about the respective states a quiz competition including cultural and historical facts of Goa and Jharkhand will be organised. Nothing is complete if you haven’t seen or visited some of the famous places you are living in or are visiting for the first time. Another interesting facet of this camp is that sightseeing has been incorporated in the activity list to help the participants explore new places.