600 Scouts to take part in Railway Rover Ranger Meet at Vijayawada

“Conclave will conclude on June 5 with an ‘all-faith’ song”
Scouts from North East Frontier Railway Zone arrive to participate in the Scout Camp at the 3rd Indian Railway Rover Ranger Samavesh-2015 at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada on Sunday
Scouts from North East Frontier Railway Zone arrive to participate in the Scout Camp at the 3rd Indian Railway Rover Ranger Samavesh-2015 at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada on Sunday

Vijayawada (BZA): The All-India Inter-railway Rovers and Rangers’ Conclave will be held at railway mini stadium and Railway Institute from June 2 to 6. Volunteers from 16 railway zones will attend the conclave, according to Edward, secretary of District Organising Commission (Scouts and Guides).

He said the conclave would have competitions such as quiz and painting and cultural performances like folk dance. “All volunteers will stay in tents pitched in the ground, and indoor activities will be held at the Railway Institute. A kitchen will be set up at the stadium to take care of the palate of the participants,” Mr. Edward said. He added that the conclave would conclude on June 5 with an ‘all-faith’ song. Assistant General Manager Umesh Singh and Divisional Railway Manager Ashok Kumar will be present.

Elaborate arrangements have been made for the 3rd Indian Railway Rover Ranger Samavesh-2015 to be held at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in the city. As many as 600 boys and girls in the age group of 18-25 years, who are the children of railway employees belonging to 16 zones of Indian Railways, will participate in this three-day event. The Indian Railways has already taken necessary measures to conduct various competitions for boys and girls, as a part of the meet.

A worker setting up a tent at the venue
A worker setting up a tent at the venue

“All the boys and girls will stay in the tents arranged in the stadium and we have already arranged washrooms and central kitchen for them. This is the first time that the Indian railways is conducting this programme in Vijayawada. The main aim of the meet is to bring out the best in the kids and also teach them to serve humanity. It also gives them a good experience and a common platform to interact with the other students from various zones,” said Edward, district organising commissioner of the meet.

The girls and boys of North Frontier and Western Railway have already reached the venue and the rest of participants are likely to reach the venue by June 1. As part of the event, competitions like bamboo gate construction, bamboo bridge construction will be held for boys and, rangoli and ekbona for girls. At least, one team from each zone needs to arrange stalls and decorate them with the items available with them. Folk dance and camp firing are the few other competitions to be conducted during the event.

The railway authorities are making special arrangements by providing fans, cool water and required material to beat the heat. “With the soaring temperatures, it is difficult for the participants to stay in the stadium. So, we are taking all precautionary steps to avoid sunstroke,” he added.

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