Updated 15 May 2022, 6:28 pm
In a bid to secure a better future for the youth of Nagaland, Assam Rifles on 13 May 2022, signed a Tripartite MoU with corporate partner Axis Bank and training partner National Integrity and Educational Development Organisation (NIEDO) to establish ‘Late Capt N Kenguruse, MVC Centre of Excellence and Wellness’ to be located at Chieswema in Nagaland, stated a release issued by IGAR (South) on Sunday.
It stated that the project has been conceptualised as a year-long fully residential coaching and mentoring facility for students from economically weaker and under-privileged sections of Nagaland to prepare them for competitive examinations. The project is expected to be fully functional for the first batch of 30 students by the first week of July 2022, it stated.
The project was created by the Assam Rifles with an aim to use education as a tool to optimize the calibre and talent of those children who due to economic conditions lack access to high quality education facilities, it mentioned. The spade work of the project which began in 2021, was done by Brig Abhinav Gurha, then Cdr 5 Sector, it added.
It stated that in the past few years Assam Rifles began with a pilot project in Nagaland to train children from the remote areas to facilitate their entry into Sainik School, Pungalwa. In the past two years, 102 students who have entered Sainik School, Pungalwa have been trained by the Assam Rifles, it mentioned.
In the current year, this training has been extended by Assam Rifles to Manipur, Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland. A total of 496 Students were trained by The Assam Rifles, of which 128 students have been selected and are in process of joining Sainik Schools across the country, it added.
The MoU was signed at Headquarters IGAR (North), Kohima in the presence of minister of tribal affairs and higher education, government of Nagaland Sh Temjen Imna Along, and SM, IGAR (N) Maj General Vikas Lakhera, it stated. The MoU was signed by DIG, 5 Sector Assam Rifles brigadier Herjinder Singh; CEO NIEDO Dr Rohit Srivastava and Head Corporate Affairs, Axis Bank Rudrapriyo Ray, it added.
First published:15 May 2022, 6:28 pm
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