Mirik DSTWS organises three-day adventure tourism camp

Keeping its trend to promote and develop tourism in the hills, Mirik-based tourism organisation, Darjeeling Salamander Tourism Welfare Society (DSTWS ),  organised a three-day Nature and Adventure Camp in Bangkulung village on May 25-27. The camp was attended by five students along with a teacher from Shripadma Prabha Digamber Jain School in Mursidabad, while representatives from Little Survivor Wilderness School and Caravan Camping from Mirik were also present at the camp for support.

Students enjoying an adventure activity during the camp in Bangkulung village.
Students enjoying an adventure activity during the camp
in Bangkulung village.

DSTWS general secretary Ashwini Tamang said the main aim of the camp was to provide the students with practical education on nature and environment, which is only available through books in schools. At a press conference organised by the society today, Tamang in the presence of society members Satyen Bardewa, Kalyan Rai and Sanjeev Thapa said on the first day of the camp the students were taught about ‘low-row practice’ to climb trees and identify edible and non-edible forest fruits and plants. “On the second day of the camp, the students were taught about geographical importance of rivers and high-altitude ecosystem, while on the final day they were taught about local culture and tradition of the area. The students also learned ‘Chyabrung Dance’ from villagers” Tamang informed.

He further said the students were also informed about birds and animals, natural resources, wildlife conservation along with geographical and natural importance of the Himalayan foothills. The camp organised with the theme, “School Co-curriculum in Wilderness Creating Initiative in Learning” was aimed at mind-mapping the students amidst nature, Tamang added.

The students have expressed their satisfaction with the things they learned during the camp set up at Bangkulung village, which is known for its natural beauty and rural tourism. They have also expressed their desire to come back again for such nature and tourism camp, while the society has promised to organise more such events in future.

Source: EOI

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