Goa Institute of Training and Studies (GITS) India conducted a three-day residential leadership camp for students of Navy Children School, Vasco of class six to eight at the Dandeli Tiger Reserve in Karnataka.
Chief conservator of forests and director of the Dandeli Tiger Reserve, Paliah inaugurated the programme in the presence of Ana Pinto and Emilia Lobo from NCS. At the camp, Ana asked students to observe and learn from nature. Krupa Barot of GITS India encouraged participants to display their talents. Various activities were conducted by Pankaj Gaonkar and Siddhi Thali.
GITS head trainer Kiran Chari delivered a motivational talk for students to be better in every sphere. During the camp, the children participated in early morning treks, made team presentations, slogan contests, talent tapping exercises and creativity sessions amongst others.
The programme also involved animal presentation on birds, butterflies, frogs and reptiles by noted environmentalist and range forest officer Chavan. A video on the Kali River was also presented, which was followed by a bird trail trek and a visit to the Nature Interpretation Centre with ornithologist, Sunil.
Students were taken on a jungle safari at Dandeli Tiger Reserve. They also visited the Karnataka Hydro Electric Power Plant. 60 students who attended the programme were presented with a participation certificate.