SHILLONG, Dec 01: A group of 26 students and seven teachers of all the North Eastern states were flagged off from Shillong on a visit to Delhi and Agra under the aegis of Assam Rifles. The students will be interacting with a large number of important dignitaries and personalities during the visit from December 1 to 11, 2018. The students are also scheduled to visit various places of interest in Delhi and Agra.
Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan, Director General of Assam Rifles, the oldest and most decorated Para Military Force of India popularly known as The Sentinels of North East, flagged off National Integration Tour to Delhi and Agra comprising of students and teachers selected from far flung areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura as part of its ongoing outreach programme to foster the spirit of National Integration across the entire swathe of the seven North Eastern states.
After the formal flagging off of the tour during a grand ceremony at HQ DGAR, Shillong, Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan expressed his hope that the tour will have a lifelong positive influence on the young minds.
The National Integration Tour is aimed to educate and motivate youth of North Eastern States and to provide an insight into the rich heritage of the country as well as various developmental and industrial initiatives that are underway through visit to various historical monuments and other important landmarks in Delhi and Agra.
During the tour, participants will also get an opportunity to interact with several prominent leaders and personalities such as the President of India, Union Minister of State (Home), Chief of Army Staff and Gautam Gambhir who can positively influence the young minds and motivate them to work hard and contribute actively in the Nation building process.
Conducted by Captain Karan of 46 Assam Rifles, this tour is unique in the sense that it is for the first time that participants will be representing all the North Eastern states and, thus, they will also get an opportunity to share and highlight respective cultures, aspirations and challenges with their counterparts from the other states.
With the exposure to rich cultural heritage, socio-economic development of two major cities of India, motivating interaction with prominent leaders and achievers coupled with sharing of experiences with each other, the participants will return to their home states as ambassadors to motivate others to be part of overall development and nation building.