NYP to conduct weeklong National Integration Camp in Singtam


Gangtok, 03 Apr:

With the aim of fostering sense of unity in diversity and to facilitate exchange of information, ideas, cultures, and language amongst the youngsters across the country, National Youth Project (NYP) is organizing a weeklong National Integration Camp at Singtam from 04 to 10 Apr, a press release informs.

The camp is being held under the guidance of Gandhian and NYP chairperson, Dr SN Rao.

Dr Salem Nanjundaiah Subba Rao, popularly known as Bhaiji, founded NYP in 1970 to spread the message of love, peace, friendship, communal harmony and world peace.

Bhaiji, who has a life-long association with Gandhiji’s legacy and is also called the ‘Living Spirit of Mahatam Gandhi’ has travelled all over the world to conduct Gandhi youth camps.

He has been honored with several awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), Anuvrat Ahimsa Award For International Peace (2010), Mahatma Gandhi Memorial National Award (2008), Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award (2003), National Communal Harmony Award (2003), World Human Rights Promotion Award ( 2002), National Integration Award (1992) etc.

The camp to be held at Singtam, Rangpo and Gangtok will see the participation of NYP volunteers from 28 States and seven Union Territories (UTs) of India including more than 100 participants from Sikkim.

State organizer, Ganesh Adhikari informed that the main motive behind organizing the event is to bring youngsters from various States under one roof so they can exchange ideas, customs and traditions to foster the feeling of oneness.

The event will consist of various outdoor and indoor activities including cleanliness drives, cultural and traditional programs, language classes, games and others.

A Sarva Dharma Prathna Sabha will also be held at Namphing Mandir on 06 Apr.

Governor Shriniwas Patil and Chief Minister Pawan Chamling are also slated to visit the camp.