1000 NCC senior and junior cadets from various states participating in the trek
Sardar Patel Narmada Trek (SPNT), a national level trekking camp for NCC Senior and Junior Division Cadets was flagged off by Brig Amit, Group Commander NCC Vadodara Group on 29 Nov 2019 from Gujarat NCC Leadership Academy, Rajpipla in Narmada district on behalf of Maj Gen Roy Joseph, ADG, NCC Directorate, Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu. The national level trekking camp aim to promote national integration and to inculcate the spirit and passion of adventure, preservation of forests and environment.
The prestigious trek covering a total distance of 56 kms will be flagged off on 29 Nov, 01 Dec, 06 Dec and 08 Dec 2019 at various stops enroute with participation of 1000 cadets from Delhi, MP, Chattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa, UP, Haryana, Himachal and Punjab.
The aim of organizing SPNT is to promote National Integration by gathering enthusiastic Nationalist youth from all faiths, castes and cultural identity at a place which is towered by the Iron Man of India. The trek will infuse these youth with the spirit and passion for adventure, preservation of forests / environment and would motivate them to learn about local culture and traditions of vibrant Gujarat.
During this event, the cadets will first trek from the Base camp at NCC Academy Jeetnagar to Junaraj located 20 Kms away in the Shoolpaneshaw Wildlife Sanctuary amidst Satpuda mountain ranges. Here the cadets will get the actual feel of spending a night in the thick of jungle. Cadets will further trek to Sundarpura and along the waterfront of Karjan backwaters and around Karjan Dam where they would be exposed to power generation and the science involved driving the young brains towards scientific developments of country.
The trek will further be organized to visit the renowned Statue of Unity, Cactus garden, Butterfly garden, Ekta garden and Valley of Flowers located in Kevadia to expose cadets to the ethnic products of local tribes, preservation of flora and fauna, importance of wild life and methods to protect nature.
This historical and adventurous trek is conducted every year by Gujarat NCC Directorate and selected cadets of different states get this once in a lifetime opportunity.