The fifth batch of the nature study-cum-trekking camp organised by the Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI), which started on May 11, concluded here today.
Over 160 participants, including 50 girls from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, took part in the camp. They participated in activities like trekking, rock climbing, river crossing, bird watching, star gazing, drawing competition, camp fire etc.
Founder member, YHAI, Manmohan Singh Bawa was the chief guest at the valedictory function of the group. He gave away prizes and certificates to the participants.
Addressing the participants, Bawa said, “Trekking is a good habit which makes us physically as well as mentally fit. At 82, I still trek regularly. I have also started a trekking programme in the Himalayan region.”
Indore group escort Ashoke Golane proposed a vote of thanks. Capt RS Rana (retd), field director, YHAI nature-study programme and manager, Youth Hostel, Dalhousie, Sunil Pitre (co-director), Rupesh Nandy (co-director), Kunal Joshi (resource person) and Suchita B Tandale (camp leader) also attended the function.