Imphal: Governor Sushri Anusuiya Uikey has said that Assam Rifles is always working for growth and development of people living in the North East. She was speaking at the flagging-in ceremony of the National Integration Tour held on Monday at IGAR (South) Headquarters at Mantripukhri.
A total of 20 students from Machi Government High School, Tengnoupal district, two teachers and one officer from Assam Rifles took part in the tour to Kolkata which was conducted by 21 Assam Rifles under 26 Sector of IGAR (South).
Governor Anusuiya Uikey said that the role of Assam Rifles in nation building is unforgettable and their contribution is immense even to the students.
She said that organising the National Integration Tour shows that Assam Rifles is working as an inspiration for the people. During the 13 days tour, students will get the advantage of meeting people from different thinking, scientists and other institutional heads, she added.
The Governor maintained that through such integration tours, students from the North East will have the chance of meeting people from different parts of the country, understanding their languages, lifestyle, food habits, costumes etc.
This will inspire them to understand the culture of the nation-unity in diversity and strengthen the sense of harmony and brotherhood. Such programmes will also enhance the mental, social and intellectual development of the students, she continued.
Terming Kolkata as the City of Joy, the Governor said that it is one of the historical cities in the country and it has a pride inherent in culture and traditions. She said that students will experience the prosperous culture, tradition and also the sense of modernisation which will help in overall development too.
The Governor asked the students and teachers to share their experiences and knowledge to their friends and families so that they can even enjoy the advantages. She wished the students for a bright future and thanked Assam Rifles for their endeavour towards nation building. The Governor also interacted with the students, teachers and parents.
IGAR (South) Major General Rajan Sharawat while thanking the Governor said that Assam Rifles has been organising such tours regularly for the students.
He informed that the tour was flagged-off on February 22 from Imphal and the students visited many places like Victoria Memorial, India Museum, Birla Planetarium, National Security Guard Hub, Indian Naval Ship Netaji Subhash, Airforce Station Barrackpore etc. in Kolkata.
The team also met Governor of West Bengal CV Ananda Bose and also visited Eastern Command Headquarters. They also visited INS Netaji Subhas, he added. Commander, 26 Sector, AR, Brigadier Ved Pal Yadav, officers and jawans were also present at the ceremony.