A 3-day camp for students organized in J&K before school reopening

A three-day camp organized in J&K for students in remote areas before the commencement of offline classes in the winter region. Source- NDTV

Owing to the Pandemic, the schools have been closed in the winter region of Jammu and Kashmir for over a year now. In the summer region, schools have started operating since February 1. However, because of the sub-zero temperatures in the winter region, i.e. parts of Kashmir and the hilly regions of Jammu, the reopening is scheduled in the next month which also marks the end of the winter break.

According to officials, the authorities of the district Doda have organized a 3-day camp for students residing in this region before school reopening. The camp is aimed at helping the students to overcome the fear of COVID-19 and bust the myths regarding the disease. The camp is not just limited to this subject. It will also explore the advantages of healthy living by engaging in outdoor activities. There is also a flagship program named 'explore the truth about life and cultivate human emotions through nature and cultural integration', which aims at raising awareness about the ill-effects of drug addiction.

Students from remote areas of the winter region like Doda, Ramban, Kishtwar districts will be present at the event.

The camp is being organized by the Directorate of School Education in Jammu and was organized by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Bhaderwah, Mr. Rakesh Kumar. Offline classes will resume soon and this camp will allow students to interact with each other after such a long period, said Mr. Kumar.

According to Nodal Officer Aarif Rana, at the Teligarh resort, as many as 70 students of different age groups are attending the camp. It is providing students with the opportunity to interact with each other and know about the diversity of the region as well.

"During the camp, different adventure activities including trekking and rock climbing will be performed at different snow-filled meadows including Padri, Khanni Top, and Jaie besides sightseeing of tourist destinations of Bhaderwah valley," Mr. Rana said.

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