National Integration Camp concludes
DIMAPUR, JANUARY 24
The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Dimapur has successfully conducted district level national integration camp at North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur from January from January 20 to 24 with 150 participants from the NE states of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim, West Bengal, and Nagaland. In the inaugural function, Thavaseelan K, Asst. Commissioner, DC, Office Dimapur graced the occasion as chief guest. In his address, he appreciated the endeavours of the youth in national service and nation building activities carried out by Nehru Yuva Kendras across the country.
He appreciated the NYKS for contributing fabulous service in nation building and asked young people to contribute positively for the nation and called upon the youth to continue to play a pro-active role in making the country strong and vibrant united India.
Stating that he feels good to be among the youth of the nation for national building process, he asked the youth to network and co-ordinate with each other.
Ms Jacky Ruivah, Zonal Director, in her keynote address, stated NICs are hall-marks for the beginning of a nationwide campaign against communal and disruptive forces. She said the theme of the NIC is to make the people in general and youth in particular to be aware of the threat posed by the disruptive forces and to equip themselves to safe guard the common heritage and secular fibre of the country.
The youth participants of the camp were given exposure & orientation to understand essential features of oneness of all religions, languages and above all unity in diversity of Indian life.
The back ground of the NIC programme of Nagaland was focused to symbolize, ‘the youths the most dynamic and vibrant of human society, they posses enormous mental and physical strength and have the potentials and right vision for development of the country’.
The basic aim of the National Integration Camp is to create nationwide opportunities for largest ever participation of youth especially non student rural youth of India irrespective of their caste, creed, family background, sex, language, religion, region, custom, culture and tradition. During this NIC, the camper will have discussion, debate and develop a common heritage. The attempt of the camp was to inculcate secular and scientific values amongst the youth and promote communal harmony and peace in the country and its progress and development.
Visakuolie Medom, NYC Dimapur chaired the function and John Makhabo gave welcome address while George Richa, a state Youth Awardee proposed vote of thanks. He appreciated the states Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim, and Nagaland who have joined the Camp.
The valedictory function was graced by Dr Bhagat SDO (C ) DC, Office Dimapur as guest of honour. She appreciated the youth for having shown solidarity to the nation by being present in the NIC. She said ‘youth are a big resource to the nation and asked them to positive to contribute to the nation’.
She also appreciated the lyric of the song sung by the participants and added that Indian identity is based on varied cultures, sex, race, creed etc. “National Integration cannot be brought about by 5-day camp. It should be a continued process. We do not want the ugly incidents of Muzaffarnagar to happen again in our country. Youth should be agents of communal harmony to curb those anti-social elements,” she said and asked the youth to be well equipped to face all challenges of life.
The highlights of the programme are like cultural extravaganza, seminars, eco-trekking, visit to historic places, visit to Piggery farm, horticultural farm, Green park, and market in Dimapur to provide opportunity to the youth for first hand information on Naga way of life, learning each other culture and tradition, language, songs, party games etc. Resource persons for the programme Ms Liangsi Neumai, Advocate, Kambuiga Dangmei, Kaihrii, Principal, Hebron Hr. Sec. School, Sovima, Ms Lucy DPO, DAPCU, and John Makhabo, DYC NYK Dimapur etc, animated the programme.