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Himalayan Trekking Programme concludes
JAMMU, June 21: J&K Himalayan Trekking Programme organized by Tawi Trekkers J&K was concluded on Thursday with the last group of trekkers of MHAC School, Nagbani returning from Moungri to Jammu after a successful venture.

The programme started on 4th June with a group of 40 students of SOS Hermann Gmeiner Sr. Sec. School, Jammu leaving for Moungri to participate in the trekking cum adventure camp.

A total of over 200 boys and girls of MHAC School, Nagbani, Shiksha Niketan Secondary school, Gandhi Nagar, SOS Hermaan Meiner School,Gole Gujral, Jammu, Sprawling Buds School, Chinore, Jammu, Shining Star High School. Muthi, Jammu and Dogra Higher Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Jammu participated in the programme. On the last day of the trek of each group a lucky draw was also held and the winners, one boy and one girl of each group, was presented a gift

The programme was organized in the beautiful, calm and serene Moungri area, north of the Trikuta hills, in Pancheri block, about 50 kms from Udhampur. Besides trekking to the sacred Shiv Parvati cave and Gouri Mitti (7000ft), the participants were also imparted practical training in rock climbing, rappelling, jummaring and other adventure activities by experts in the field. They also learnt about the bio diversity of the area during their venture.

For boarding and lodging of the participants the camp had been established at Youth Hostel, Moungri wherefrom all the activities were conducted under the supervision of camp leaders.

Besides offering the young boys and girls a healthy outdoor activity during summer vacations and thus initiate them into adventure life, the purpose of the programme was also to highlight the adventure tourism potential of the otherwise neglected and lesser known beauty spots of Jammu and thus bring them on the tourist map of J&K.

Everester Ram Singh headed the task force committee as Field Director whereas Ram Khajuria, the Secretary of the club was the Organising Secretary of the Programme. Sonam Sidharth, Anil Kumar and Shashikant were the camp leaders.

Encouraged by the response and the demand of the public the club has now decided to conduct the programme again in the month of October by including more adventure activities like Commando Net, Burma Bridge and Artificial river Crossing in the programme.

News Updated at : Friday, June 21, 2013
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