The seven day state level National Integration Camp organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra, Kohima at multi-purpose hall IG stadium concluded on Saturday.
Zonal Director NYKS K. I. Singh, graced the closing function as chief guest. In his address, Singh said NIC signified beauty in diversity and the youth symbolized the most dynamic and vibrant energy of human society as they possessed potential and right vision for the development of the country. ‘A nation cannot strive towards development unless its young people are properly empowered’, he stated and said National integration remained a crucial issue in India which boasted of a civilization that was nearly 5000 years old. Stating that basic aim of NIC was to create nationwide opportunities for the largest ever participation of the youth especially rural youths of India irrespective of their caste, creed, sex and language, Singh stressed that through the camp, it should try to bring about oneness, sadbhavna, peace and brotherhood among the youth.
Later, Singh also distributed prizes to the winner of the quiz competition held during the camp and also the NIC photos to participating teams. The first prize of the competition went to Sikkim while Nagaland and Karnataka were adjudged the second and third position. Next camp would start on February 23 at Mokokchung. Highlights of the closing function include brief report from all team leaders of participating states and cultural showcase. Around 150 participants both male and female youths from U.P, Sikhim, Tripura, Karnataka, and Nagaland took part in the seven-day camp.