NEW DELHI, Jan 30 � A unique experiment �Youth to the Edge� was launched on Monday. The project is aimed to promote adventure activities in the remote areas of North East Region (NER).
The pilot project called �Adventure to the Paradise Unexplored� was inaugurated by Minister Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Paban Singh Ghatowar at Indian Mountaineering Foundation. The volunteers from National Service Scheme (NSS) and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) under Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports will participate in the adventure activities under the project.
The project has been envisaged to tap the tremendous potential for various adventure, outdoor activities like the mountaineering, trekking and camping, rock climbing and rappelling water skiing, water rafting , canoeing and kayaking.
The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, under the pilot project �Youth to the Edge�, proposes to promote adventure activities in the remote areas of North East Region, in which around 2000 youth would participate in adventure and cultural activities.
On a trial basis, three trekking trails in Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland have been planned for the volunteers from National Service Scheme (NSS) and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) under Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
The young talents would be trained through the National Mountaineering Institutes and other adventure training organisations. After completion of the courses, they will get opportunity to work as escorts and guides on their own.