New Delhi: The Education Department of NDMC has organised a different kind of real-terrain adventure trip for students of its schools (Atal Adarsh Vidyalayas and Navyug Schools) in collaboration with the Border Security Force at BSF Institute of Adventure and Advanced Training (BIAAT).
To start with, the students are being provided this unique exposure and experience in 3 groups. First group of 45 boys students and a team of 6 teachers has already completed the 5 days trip (on 20th January) during which they undertook activities like rock climbing, sports wall climbing, manoeuvring of UAV and MTB practice, integrated obstacle practice, Mountain trekking, kayaking in river Ganga at Rishikesh etc.
They were also demonstrated in rock craft and mountain Rescue Techniques, paragliding, river rafting etc. Whole expenditure of the trip has been jointly borne by NDMC and BSF. Next group of about 50 girls from different schools under NDMC is going to BIAAT on 29th January for a 5 days trip.
Thanking BSF for giving this opportunity to the NDMC schools students, Satish Upadhyay, Vice Chairman, NDMC informed that NDMC students and teachers will be given many more such opportunities of training in the next year.
He further said that in view of 75 years of India’s Independence being celebrated as Azadi Ka Amrti Mahotsav and under the leadership of Prime Minister, India has made its mark in Aatmanirbhar Bharat, and many institutions and organisations have come up in India itself which impart best of the training.
He said that whereas some governments insist on expensive foreign country tours for such learning to showcase it, we always explore the infrastructure, institutions and potential available within the country to actually teach the students/teachers new and relevant things.
Amit Yadav, Chairman, NDMC, said that this kind of trip helps students gain real-world experience that can’t be taught in a classroom. It opens up their minds to different cultures and strengthens their knowledge of the world around them.
Appreciating this initiative taken by the Education Deptt -NDMC, Upadhyay said that to organize such an adventure tour is not an easy task as it is not only the responsibility of taking care of the students but also keeping their safety as a priority.
R P Sati, Director (Education), NDMC said that for overall personality development of students such adventure trips and training are being made essential part of extracurricular activities for NDMC schools students which provide them better and practical understanding of the real world and also inculcate into them many good values and leader like qualities such as discipline, courage, coordination and comradeship etc.
One of the students, who returned from this trip, Akash Verma said, “They have learnt a lot during this exposure from the Institute, its officers and Personnel which will definitely make them resolute and reasonable.” One of the teachers accompanying the students said, “There is a sea change in body language and attitude of these boys due to the trip and at least 8-10 of these students have decided to join the Force/Army as a career.”
Upadhyay added, ‘Teaching patriotism in schools helps in developing a sense of identity among the students and also helps the students to understand that they have a purpose in the society and helps in the development and character building of the students.”