State level national integration camp of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), ministry of youth affairs and sports (GoI) for seven days was formally graced by Visakhonü Hibo, principal, Japfü Christian College, Kigwema as chief guest on September 25 at multi-purpose hall, Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima.
The chief guest while addressing the gathering said it was of immense joy to see youth coming together in such camp and also expressed hoped that by organizing such camp, unwanted negative feeling and perception like ‘ism’ amongst the society could be dispelled.
In addition, Visakhonü said communication gap, misunderstanding, suspicion and hatred arise due to non-proximity and lack of love and concern for each other.
“Coming together as one in National Integration Camps is a source of mutual understanding and respect as well as nation building”, she added.
“The 21st century came to know that ‘ethnocentrism’ has no place rather human beings are all equal and ‘cultural relativism’,” she said.
She further called upon the gathering to curb the feeling of superiority and inferiority with the seed of brotherhood and sow the fruit of peace, love and unity.
The participating teams are from Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir and the host state Nagaland.
The seven days programme from September 24 to 30 would include quiz competition with Asano Zashu, lecturer, trekking to Kisama, Shurho Mountain by Neitho Tacü, and educational visit to places of historical importance by Peleneizo Chadi.
Topics on “Self harmony for a better society” and “Peace and Development” will be delivered by district youth coordinator, NYK, John Makhabo and NSS officer, Dominic Thapru respectively.
“Protection of environment” will be delivered by principal chief conservator of forest, Nagaland and “India’s Cultural Unity, Common Heritage and Indian Freedom Movement” will be delivered by Zavise Rume, training cum research officer, SCERT, Nagaland.
There would also be a group discussion on “Global Warming”.