Our Staff Correspondent
DIBRUGARH, Nov 25: All India Trekking Camp for NCC cadets was conducted by the NCC Group Headquarters, Dibrugarh on behalf of NCC Directorate, North Eastern Region from November 1 to November 20. The trek involved the move of the participating cadets from Ledo in Assam to Miao (AP) via Kharsang (AP) a distance of 50 kms one way. 1,000 NCC cadets from all over the country participated in the trek.
The aim of the trek was to inculcate a spirit of adventure amongst the cadets, promote National integration and to develop respect for local customs, tradition and culture. Cultural programmes were conducted as part of the daily camp activity which saw enthusiastic performances by the participating cadets. The local talent was invited to perform in these functions with an aim to expose the cadets to the rich and multi-ethnic culture of the Northeast.
During their stay, the cadets got an opportunity to visit the places of interest in the area. The cadets visited Tirap open cast coal mine, Mulong Naga village, International Buddhist Monastery and NEFA Tea Factory at Ledo and Wildlife Museum, zoo, Oil India Ropeway across the Dihing river. The Tibetan resettlement camp and carpet factory was also visited by the cadets during their stay at Miao.
Col Ashok S Ingleshwar, Director, NCC Directorate, NER visited the trek from November 7 to November 10. The visiting officer was fully satisfied with the preparation and conduct of the trek. During his talk before the flagging off of the second batch, he encouraged the cadets to do well in their careers.
In his valedictory address, Group Commanding Officer, Col Rakesh Kumar lauded the Coal India authorities, Margherita for their immense help and support for successful completion of the trek. He also appreciated the help provided by the civil administration, the State Police, CRPF, Assam Rifles and the Army. THE SENTINEL