With an aim to develop life skills like thinking skills, social skills and negotiating skills among adolescents, Life Skill Education camps were held at 7 places in India. Youths of 17 to 19 years of age participated in the said residential camp. They passed through a schedule, which led them towards holistic development and clarity of their issues and roles of adolescent and youth age.
Camp held at different places in India are Suratgarh, Rajasthan; Bathinda, Punjab; Muzzarfarpur, Bihar; Sidhi, Madhya Pradesh; Ghodegaon, Maharashtra; Agartala, Tripura; Bangalore (Bengaluru), Karnataka.
“After coming here, I promised myself to never read and see any obscene magazine and pornographic films. I have learnt to do positive work; I have to find a way and a goal and keep myself away from bad habits. I have never imagined that I will get true knowledge about myself ‘I am a soul’. I have practiced the art of getting up early at 4 am and meditate. This feeling has empowered me a lot”.
Piklu Paul, Participant
“I got a wonderful opportunity to interact with students and appreciate their innocence. Through this camp, the adolescent youth acquired good and positive manners which are essential in their lives”.
BK Sanhita, Faculty
“I must place it on record that the highest order of commitment, sincerity and dedication in all the members of this centre (Brahma Kumaris – Agartala) will immensely inspire the young participants of the camp.
I hope that this camp will show the right path to the young participants for developing their lives for betterment , welfare of mankind and the society as a whole and thus the camp will be a grand success”.
Shri S. K. Choudhury, Secretary – Government of Tripura, Youth Affairs & Sports, Inaugural Guest
“I have found that the attitude of the children has changed. They have become more hopeful about their lives. They want to be good citizens of India”.
Shri S. K. Budania, Additional Collector – Suratgarh, Dist. Ganganagar, Rajasthan Inaugural Guest
“I learned the importance of time in life for the first time”.
Himanshu Mahdak, Participants from Motihari