17th national jamboree , mysuru
The landscape at Adakanahalli, off the Mysuru-Nanjangud highway, has turned into a mini-township, housing nearly 30,000 students and trainers from across the country, for the 17th National Jamboree of Scouts & Guides starting from Thursday.
Nearly 2,000 camps have come up besides temporary conference hall, food courts, health centre while water tankers were being used to sprinkle the dry outfields to reduce dust.The national Jamboree is held once in 4 years while a State-level Jamboree is held once in two years and the previous State-level event was held at Doddaballapur where nearly 6,000 members from across Karnataka took part.After the formal inauguration of the Jamboree by the President on Thursday, the Scout Guide exhibition showcasing its evolution, growth and objectives, will be inaugurated by the Minister for Women and Child Welfare, Umashree,Futher the program was continued by the performance by the other state contigents. There were not only students from the country but students from overseas as well .
There was a contigent from malasia,saudi arabia,etc. There were members from the WORLD SCOUT BUREAU as well .
The 7 day megaevent will be carried on by a number of events as follows .
Band competition, adventure sports and camps, Mysuru Darshana, Route March, valedictory of centenary of Cub and Bulbul utsav, folk festival, pageant show, Bharat Darshan cultural show by international youth fellowship and Bharat Scouts and Guides to mark New Year Physique display, Yoga Day, March Past competition, Quiz etc are in the offing during the Jamboree.