Port Blair, June 9: The Holistic Summer Camp hosted by the A&N Police from 13th May to 8th June concludes. The closing ceremony held at Police Lines, was graced by Shri Devesh Chandra Srivastva, IPS, the Director General of Police, as the Chief Guest. Senior officers of the A&N Police also attended the function, highlighting the importance of the Summer Camp and its profound impact on the community.

The month long Summer Camp, stands as a testament to the A&N Police's unwavering commitment to nurture the holistic growth of the Islands’ youth. Despite the challenges posed by the rainy season, the camp witnessed a remarkable turnout and fervent participation, illuminating the spirit of enthusiasm and camaraderie. A total of 389 children and family members participated in 11 activities of the camp. The event-wise tally was 570.

The activities ranging from dynamic sports like Cricket, Volley Ball, Athletics to enriching pursuits such as Chess, Dance and Music were part of the camp. Participants also delved into the realms of self-defense through Unarmed Combat Training, discovered inner peace with yoga sessions and explored their creative potential with Bamboo-craft and tailoring. These meticulously curated activities, facilitated by proficient experts, not only promoted physical well-being but also ignited a passion for creativity and self-expression among the attendees.

A highlight of the event was the inspiring session by Ms. Zohra Banu, a beacon of achievement hailed across the Islands. Ms. Banu's remarkable feat of securing an All India Rank of 469 in the UPSC Examination 2023 served as a testimony to determination, motivating participants to pursue their dreams with relentless zeal and resilience.

Moreover, the Summer Camp served as a platform for enlightenment and cultural appreciation through educational programs like "Know Your Island" session by Dr. Pronab Kumar Sircar, Historian, which aimed to unveil the rich tapestry of history and cultural heritage woven into the fabric of the A&N Islands, promoting a profound connection to the land and its heritage among the participants.

Throughout the entire session, the dedication of coaches from the A&N Police in events like UAC, Yoga, Athletics, Cricket, Volleyball, Music, Dance, Tailoring, and Gardening was extremely praiseworthy. Additionally, the contribution of Shri Anish Babu from the Directorate of Industries, as the Bamboo-craft instructor, was invaluable. He imparted essential skills and fostered a passion for Bamboo-craft, creating an engaging and educational environment. Their dedication and expertise significantly enriched the experience for the children and family members who participated, making their contributions instrumental in the success of the camp's creative activities and leaving a lasting impact on the participants.

Spanning multiple venues including Police Lines, IRBn HQ Port Mout, and Netaji Stadium, the camp ensured accessibility to participants from diverse regions, fostering inclusivity and unity. Despite the weather's whims, the impeccable coordination and dedication of the organizing committee ensured seamless execution of all activities, further enhancing the camp's impact.

The closing ceremony, graced by the esteemed presence of the DGP, A&N Islands, resonated with gratitude and admiration for the collective efforts that propelled the Summer Camp to unparalleled success. The DGP, in his address, lauded the transformative impact of the camp in fostering discipline, teamwork, and cultural appreciation among the youth, emphasizing its pivotal role in shaping a brighter future for the region.

The entire Summer Camp-2024 was coordinated by the team of the camp Sub-Inspector Satyawati, Sub-Inspector Regina Kiro and PC/Mohd. Mustafa under the supervision of Shri Naveen Kumar, DC(IRBn) and Smt. Yogita Sharma, DySP (APU) under the overall supervision of Ms. Shweta K. Sugathan, IPS, Superintendent of Police (APU)/Commandant (IRBn).