Jaipur : Sapta Shakti Command organised a week long Summer Adventure Camp from 04 to 11 Jun 23. The camp was organised under aegis of Gandiv Gunners of Chetak Corps in collaboration with National Adventure Institute, Pachmarhi, an establishment of Bharat Scouts and Guides.

Nestled in the salubrious climes of the folds of Satpura ranges at Pachmarhi, the camp provided an apt environment for all activities. 140 children in the age group of 12 to 18 years, wards of all ranks of Sapta Shakti Command participated. The enthusiasm, esprit de corps, zest and zeal was evident as they bid adieu to the week- long odyssey.

The aim was to expose the children to live independently away from home, to learn from nature, inculcate the spirit of adventure, improve interaction through community living, imbibe future ready skills and societal values, explore their latent talent, team building and develop overall personality and leadership qualities All activities were conceived and planned with a view to prepare them for future challenges and make them responsible citizens to contribute towards Nation building.

The children were put through various activities during the camp to include adventure activities like rock climbing, rappelling, trekking, boating, zip lining, obstacle crossing, air rifle shooting, cooking without utensils, first aid and navigation with stars. The camp provided them with a unique opportunity to learn the importance of community living and dignity of labour. Picturesque places in the Satpuras, like Panch Pandav caves, Sangam falls, Jatashankar temple and Bee falls provided them a unique opportunity to understand the rich cultural heritage of our country and nature’s creation.

The campers were also taken to the Language Labs, Map Craft Centre and Music Museum of the Army Education Corps Centre and College, Pachmarhi, where they gained insight to various methods of educational training being conducted by the Indian Army. The participants developed lifetime of friendship and memories and their efforts were recognised by a nationally accepted certificate of participation given by National Adventure Institute, Pachmarhi. The campers left the NAI campus educated and enlightened and more importantly as responsible youth country.

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