7th Dec 2023 11:12:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Walong, Dec 6: The 4-day Eco Adventure cum Awareness Camp conducted by the Arunachal Photography Club in collaboration with the Directorate of Youth Affairs with the theme ‘Nurturing Nature, Harnessing Livelihood’ concluded at Walong in Anjaw District. 
Interacting with the 50 participants at the valedictory session of the adventure camp, Brigadier Revati Bhandari, Commander 82 Mountain Brigade, lauded the initiative of the club for taking up such initiatives for the unemployed youths and encouraged them to engage themselves in adventure related activities for self sustainable livelihood. 
Inaugurating the camp, Deputy Commissioner Anjaw, Talo Jerang, appealed to the participants to do away with opium cultivation and take full advantage of the training. 
While lauding the effort of the club, he assured to extend all possible logistics from the district administration and requested the club to carry forward such initiatives to other districts as well.
"APC in its ‘give back to society’ initiatives conduct various programmes like drug awareness, adventure camp and recently concluded ‘The Platform’ events. Anjaw is potentially rich for rock climbing, bird watching, trekking and white river rafting. Our sole motto is to motivate the youths towards self reliant and self sustainable livelihood potentials through adventure sports like white river rafting, paragliding, bird watching, trekking, etc.," said APC President Bengia Mrinal. 
Participating in the final day of the event, Miss Arunachal 2023 Nadek Nabam and Rubaroo Mr India 2023 Tachang Phassang encouraged the participants to take up adventure related activities seriously as alternative career in life. 
Many on field training on bird watching, river rafting, kayaking, trekking and photography was conducted in the 4-day Adventure cum Awareness Camp conducted from December 3 to 6 last. 
Lobsang Tsering, prominent Bird Guide cum Tour Operator talked about ‘Bird watching as livelihood potential. Tagit Sorang Everester and Tine Mina, first woman Everester of NE delivered on Basic skills in Trekking & Mountain climbing and Trekking as tourism potential respectively. Kishon Tekseng, Everester cum Adventure Expert talked about basic skills in kayaking and river rafting. Dr Radhe Natung demonstrated ‘CPR technique’ and presented on ‘wilderness medical emergencies and their management’ while Moge Riba presented PPT on ‘Basics & Types of photography. A hands on training on mobile and DSLR photography was also conducted in Dong Valley.
A solo paragliding trial run was conducted successfully from Dong Peak (level 3) by Tanang Sorang. A photo exhibition was also put up in the camp showcasing landscapes, culture and people of the state. Team based ‘web of life’, treasure hunt, etc was conducted and mentored by Julie Jerang; PhD Scholar in Zoology RGU.  The valedictory function was attended by Director Youth Affairs Ramesh Linggi, HGB Walong, Ground Partner Behenso Pul among others. 

Kenter Joya Riba

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