September 29, 2016

Dharmic Naujawan youth camps attracting large turnout

By Indrawattie Natram

Scores of youths living in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are finding themselves meaningfully occupied at the monthly youth camps hosted by the Essequibo Dharmic Naujawan.

Youths at the camp involving in Chowtaal singing

Youths at the camp engaged in Chowtaal singing

According to Chairman of the Essequibo youth arm of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha, Meera Narine, the camps have managed to attract many youths and the Naujawan is proud of such achievement.
“When we started some months ago, we only attracted 20-40; now, it’s gaining its momentum, we are keeping over 60 youths occupied on Sundays and I want to encourage parents to send their children out,” Narine said.
On Sunday, more than 60 youths hailing from various temples throughout Region Two attended a one-day youth camp at the Affiance Mandir. The camp began with prayers after which informative career talks were conducted followed by games and exercises. Youths were also involved in the singing of Chowtaal, preparing their minds for the upcoming Hindu festival of Holi. The hanuman chalesa verses and the gaitra mantra were also recited.
President of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha’s Essequibo Coast Praant, Pandit Kaydar Persaud also used the opportunity to encourage the youths to think positively and to keep attending the camps. The Pandit urged youths to keep themselves actively involved in sports, reading and attending mandirs.
At the end of the camp, youths expressed their gratitude towards the Naujawan for organising the activity. According to them, it was a day filled with fun and drama.
The camps will be conducted on a monthly basis and aim to actively involve youths in an educational and friendly environment.

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