|Early Times Report|
KATHUA, Nov 20: Students from Jammu Sanskriti School Kathua showcased their navigational and problem-solving prowess at the inaugural GIS Day Geocaching event, leaving an indelible mark on the adventure-filled competition. The event, organized by the J&K Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing, along with the Environmental Information, Awareness, Capacity Building, and Livelihood Programme, took place at Environment Park, Raika, Jammu.
Equipped with mobile phones with GPS apps or Google Maps, or using dedicated GPS devices, participants embarked on a 2 km geocaching challenge, navigating the track individually. The challenge involved tracing marked points, solving questions, and strategically collecting flags placed on the map. The clock added an element of urgency, with the participant finishing in the shortest time declared the victor.
The stakes were high, with attractive cash prizes: Rs 5000 for the first prize, Rs 3000 for the second, and Rs 1000 for the third. Tanuj, Paarth, Shashwat, and Naman, all from class 11th at Jammu Sanskriti School, Kathua, demonstrated exceptional enthusiasm and skill in this exciting challenge.
In a thrilling finish, Tanuj secured the first prize, while Shashwat claimed the second position. The event unfolded as a dynamic blend of excitement and exploration, keeping both participants and spectators on the edge of their seats.
Mili R Sumbria, the Principal of Jammu Sanskriti School Kathua, extended her heartfelt congratulations to the victorious students, praising their magnificent performance. She also acknowledged Deepak Khajuria, the IT Head, for his efficient mentorship, a key contributor to the success of the school's participants in this thrilling geocaching event. The triumph of Jammu Sanskriti School Kathua exemplifies the spirit of adventure and excellence fostered within the student community.