Kohima, July 18 (ANI): A week-long State Level National Integration camp was held in Nagaland with active participation of youths from different parts of the country.
Youngsters from different States were provided an opportunity to share their thought and develop a better understanding about persons of different cultures and States.
The camp promoted interaction and learning in an environment of mutual respect for each other's distinct social and cultural identity.
Organised by the Nehru Yuva Kendra, Kohima, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, the camp signified unity in diversity. It was held at the Naga Heritage Village, Kisama in Nagaland
Five teams from Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland participated in the camp. The camp promoted national integration by bringing together youth and providing them an opportunity to learn more about each other's cultural heritage and values.
"The purpose of these national integration camp is to bring young boys and girls together. To make them live together, build up oneness, togetherness, love to each other, culture, tradition and customs, irrespective of the gender, class, caste, religion. We all come together over here, learn each other's culture and build up peace, communal harmony and share thoughts on development for the nation," said John Makhabo, District Youth Coordinator, Kohima.
"We feel it brings unity, we can be friends like brothers and sisters. We are here for one week," said Theodosia Nruth, a participant from Meghalaya.
"Because of these national integration, we can make friends with each and it brings unity. I have also made a lot of friends through this camp," said C.L. Sanga, a participant from Mizoram.
Various participants exhibited their talents through various cultural programmess, community singing, sports and other activities.
The national integration camp is a step forward in creating harmony between different communities and promoting the spirit of nationalism among the people for a better society. By Vibou Ganguly (ANI)