Guwahati, 21st October, 2019
The NCC Directorate North East Region Bhahamputra River Sailing Expedition aptly named LACHIT 1, which was flagged Off on 16 October , successfully reached Singiri on sunday at 4 PM after covering a distance of over 120km.
During the initial days of the sailing, the NCC naval cadets got embedded into the groove of the strenuous of negotiating the river current, while listening to the melodious song, “Maha Bahu Bramhaputra”, by the legendary jewel of Assam, Bhupen Hazarika. The cadet also honed their skills in seamanship, marine communication, navigation and search & rescue. The cadets planted 50 saplings at Tezpur and got a rare opportunity to understand the ecosystem of the Brahmaputra river.
The expedition has helped the NCC cadets in developing comraderies’ by inculcating a spirit of adventure, leadership and team spirit. The expedition has also nurtured a sense of social responsibility amongst the cadets and given them an opportunity to gain an insight in to the tribal way of life. All along the route, a large number of locals including women folk, elders and children gathered to observe and cheer them up.Till now, the NCC cadets of expedition team have interacted with the riverine populace at Biswanath Chilalli and Tezpur. They also undertook special talks on environmental protection, maintenance of health and hygiene, substance abuse and digital payment initiatives implemented by the Govt of India. The cadets were tanned but excited and were buzzing with enthusiasm and vigour. Speaking on the occassion cdt Kathani Palaguri said that the experience gained in during the expedition was unmatched.
The expedition will set sail again covering areas of Kathali Palaguri, Titimara, Kurua, Amingaon and finally reach their destination at Pandu Port, Guwahati on 25 October 2019.