As part of its continuing efforts to get closer to tribal people Rayagada district police have organised a two-day camp for tribal school students.
According to Rayagada district Superintendent of Police (SP), Anup Krishna the camp was part of ‘Nua Mana Nua Sapan' (new mind, new hopes)' programme. School going tribal students from remote Maoist-hit areas took part in the camp that included entertainment, creation of general awareness, and personality development. Participants were from residential schools in Chandrapur, Gudari, and Kalyansinghpur blocks that have Maoist presence. In a way it was also an effort to save young children of these areas from Maoist propaganda. Students of Sevashram Girls' High School and Sevashram Boys' High School of Chandrapur, Government High School at Siripur in Kalyansinghpur block, Girls' High School for SC and ST students at Gudari, Sevashram Schools at Nehrupanga and Budubali in Chandrapur block. Students got a chance to interact with the district Collector and the SPregarding various issues that ranged from career to means of development.
he young students were provided training in yoga and meditation to help them in their personality development. They were also made aware about basic rights of children and women. As part of the camp these students also visited the campus of a technical college MITS where they were provided basic training about operation of computers and the scientific changes that have started to change our lives. They also visited JK Paper Mill to see how industries play a pivotal role in the economic development of any area.
Officials of Rayagada police provided personalised counselling to these students regarding their future career prospects, keeping in view their basic interest.