All India NCC trekking camp being held for the first time in Nagaland
DIMAPUR — All India NCC Trekking Camp is being organised at Japfu Christian College, Kigwema, Kohima, from January 11 to the 18th, a first such event being held in Nagaland.
More than 550 NCC cadets, along with instruction staff, from the states of Rajasthan, West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and north-eastern Region are participating in the camp, update PRO and Spokesperson, Ministry of Defence.
Brig Dipankar Saha, Group Commander, NCC Group, Kohima; and Kethosituo Sekhose, Director of Youth Resources and Sports, Government of Nagaland, inaugurated and flagged-off the camp at Japfu Christian College on Friday.
In his welcome address, Sekhose asked the cadets to make good use of their time and enjoy the pleasant weather and warmth of the state.
Saha emphasised the role of youth in nation building and interacted with the cadets during the programme.
The camp aims at giving exposure to the cadets coming from various parts of the country and experience ‘the wilderness around the urban centres, and push them out of their comfort zones in a controlled manner’.
‘The idea is to develop resilience and inculcate in the cadets a love for outdoor activities, besides a sense of accomplishment that follows successful completion of any challenging activity,’ read the update.
It said the cadets will hike daily in and around Kigwema, including Nagaland’s second highest peak Mount Japfu during the camp. They will also discover the cultural heritage and historical significance of the state through a visit to Kisama Heritage Village.