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NSS camp concludes at Paljor Stadium

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 12:20 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 12:20 [IST]

NSS camp concludes at Paljor Stadium

Staff Reporter
GANGTOK: The valedictory function of inter-institutional camp on leadership and personality development for National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers was held here at indoor stadium of Paljor Stadium complex on Sunday afternoon.
The five-day residential camp was organized by NSS cell of Sports & Youth Affairs department and funded by Regional Office Guwahati under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. The camp had the participation of 200 NSS volunteers from 100 educational institutions from different parts of the State.
Sports & Youth Affairs minister Kunga Nima Lepcha was the chief guest for the valedictory function with Education director (higher education) Kapil Meena as the guest of honour.
Interestingly, the valedictory function of the camp was entirely managed and conducted by NSS volunteers of the camp.
In his valedictory address, the Sports & Youth Affairs minister congratulated the team of State NSS cell led by additional director Doma Tshering Bhutia for successfully conducting the camp to build confidence and personality of NSS volunteers. He expressed that various activities in such camp would help to bring out the better citizens for the society and the nation.
Lepcha encouraged NSS volunteers to use skills and knowledge gained in the camp in their life to give the selfless service to the society and the people. He congratulated participants for voluntarily donating their blood and participating in other activities during the five-day camp.
Sports & Youth Affairs additional director Doma Tshering Bhutia informed that two NSS volunteers each from 75 senior secondary schools, 22 colleges and 3 universities of the State had participated in the camp. Experienced life skill trainer Ratna Singh from Guwahati and other officials and experts from different fields took sessions on their respective subjects, she informed. She added that the camp also witnessed yoga, zumba and self-defense classes.
Earlier, NSS volunteers, Mingma D Sherpa from SRM University, Langrip Lepcha from DIET Namchi and Dharma Raj Chettri from Sikkim Manipal University shared their experiences of the camp. They expressed that the camp was a life changing experience and helped to build their confidence and hone their skills. They further assured to work continuously for the State.
NSS volunteer Durga Thapa from SRM University gave a brief report of activities taken up during the camp.
The valedictory function also witnessed the distribution of certificates to the best 20 participants in the camp and to all participants by the chief guest and guest of honour. Pranta Jyoti was awarded as the Best NSS Volunteer of the camp.
On the occasion, participants of the camp presented a demonstration ofzumba and self defense skills learnt during the camp along with a cultural presentation.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi