Hyderabad: Following instructions from Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on reaching the benefits of Summer Samurai camps organised by Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS) to more students, the number of camps have been increased and more students being involved in them, said the Minister for Scheduled Castes Development, Tribal Welfare, BC Welfare, Koppula Eshwar here on Monday.
The scope of Summer Samurai camps, which started with three camps and just 1,000 students, has been progressively widened and this year a total of 88 camps were being organised to cater to 50,000 students, he said. The camps include competitive exam preparation, sports and life career coding.
Apart from the school campuses, the camps were being held at the government sports complexes of Gachibowli, Saroornagar and Hakimpet, the Minister said. From coaching to preparation for IIT, NEET and CLAT, the students get trained in wide and varied fields such as drone making and multi-media apart from martial arts, horse riding and water sports.
“These camps have been giving wonderful results and students have shown the fruits of it by excelling in various competitive examinations and sports,” Eshwar said.
In an innovative step, the Summer Samurai camps have also been involving parents of the students with special programme called ‘Amma Nanna Halchal’.
Special Chief Secretary Ajay Mishra, Principal Secretary Mahesh Dutt Ekka, TSWREIS Secretary RS Praveen Kumar, and others were present on the occasion.