Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen attended the closing ceremony of the 6th Camp Raven and awarded prizes to winners of various competitions held during the camp that ended on December 31, 2017, which was attended by 600 students of the Royal Bhutan Police, Royal Bhutan Army and Royal Body Guards.
Camp Raven was initiated in 2012 on Royal Command and since then, has had more than 3,800 participants.
Namzay Kumatha said that the main objective of Camp Raven is to keep the children of the Armed forces, from class VIII to XII engaged meaningfully during their winter vacation. All the participants took part in art, dancing, yoga and zumba, games and sports and awareness on health, fitness and crime.
Guest lecturers were called to give talks, which included superstars from the local film industry. Afternoon activities were sports and arts led by Vast and BOC referees.
“This year most interesting activity was a Camp Raven sports day which was held on 28 December at the Athletic ground”, Namzay said.
A class VIII student, 13-year-old Sherab Dema, said that she would encourage her siblings to join the next Camp Raven as it was the best platform to learn many new things and a good way to make new friends. “I am a regular athlete and I won a silver medal in 800 meter race and 1500 meter race,” she said
Another class XI student, Tshering Penjor, 19, from Zhemgang, said he heard about the camp from a friend and it was totally engaging. “I got the opportunity to participant in various sports competition and got a platform to show the little talent I have. The camp is best way to keep a youth like us safe and meaningfully engaged. I will encourage my friends and family to take part in next camp raven,” he said.