Assam Rifles organised an all- girls’ Imphal-Delhi-Amritsar-Dimapur National Integration Tour (NIT) which began on January 7 and the returning team which was flagged in on Sunday, stated a release issued by IGAR (South).
The tour was flagged off by commander, Churachandpur Sector Assam Rifles briggaddier Michael D’Souza from Khuga Garrison of Assam Rifles on January 7 in a programme organised by Khuga Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South), it stated.
A total of 17 students and two teachers from St Joseph’s School, Lyzon Friendship School, Singhat Higher Secondary School, Hill Model High School and Rayburn High School, all from Singhat subdivision formed part of this tour, it mentioned.
The tour was conceptualised by Assam Rifles and supported by Indian Army with an aim of broadening the horizons of the students of border villages by exposing them to the rich history, culture and traditions of our country, it stated. It was spread over a period of 16 days and covered places of national, historical, cultural and educational importance in Delhi, Amritsar, Wagah Border, Dimapur and Kohima, it mentioned.
During the tour, the students got a lifetime opportunity to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan and interact with the president of India Draupadi Murmu, it stated. They witnessed the spellbinding Retreat Ceremony at Wagah Border, it mentioned. During the course of NIT, the participating students also got a chance to interact with Senior Army Officers in Amritsar.
The comprehensive National Integration Tour was finally flagged in at Battalion Headquarter Khuga by commander Churachandpur Sector, Assam Rifles Brigadier Michael D’Souza on Sunday. During his address and interaction with participants, he appreciated them for their wholehearted involvement and contribution in making the tour a successful, learning and enriching event and encouraged them to utilize the learning and unique experience of the tour in becoming responsible and duty bound citizens and also use it as a forerunner for achieving their future aspirations and dreams.
The students expressed gratitude towards Assam Rifles for such an all- inclusive opportunity and assured to utilise their opportunity to the fullest in their quest for a fulfilling future.