Impart training to life guards, says Sindhia

Impart training to life guards, says Sindhia

Bharath Scouts and Guides State Chief Commissioner P G R Sindhia said the Scouts and Guides have been rendering service to the society in times of emergency.

Speaking at the national level five-day Rovers and Rangers’ Water Adventure Camp organised at Mantra Surf Club at Kolachikambala near Mulki on Wednesday, he said the camp is being organised to lay emphasis on water sports.

He stressed on the need to impart training for life guards in rescuing the people in distress in mid sea. The district has facilities like swimming pool and beaches to impart training for the life guards. The district should prepare at least 2,000 certified life guards.

The Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports and police should work towards this, he said. He stated that Bharath SCouts and Guides has 3.5 lakh members in Karnataka.

The Scouts and Guides have been lending ahelping hand in realising the dream of Swacch Bharath. The student Scouts and Guides have rendered their service during flood at Chennai, Nepal and Lathore, he added.

Minister for Youth Empowerment and Sports K Abhayachandra Jain said that Rs 2 crore will be given for the promotion of adventure water sports in the State. Kolachikambala in Mulki will also be developed. A special surfing centre will be developed in Mulki to attract the tourists, he added.

A total of 120 students from different parts of the country are taking part in the camp. In the next three days, the participants will have experience surfing, stand up paddling, Kayaking and Yoga by the trainers of Mantra Surf Club Shamanth Kumar, Kiran Kumar, Ram Mohan and Dhruva.

Earlier, the minister and the dignitaries enjoyed a boat ride in Shambhavi river till estuary. 

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