A group of 16 school children from Churachandpur, Manipur called on the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju here today. All the school children of class 07 to 09 are from remote villages of Churachandpur district in Manipur. They are on a national integration tour from 01st -15th February, 2018, organised by the Assam Rifles.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rijiju complimented the Assam Rifles for organizing the National Integration Tour for giving children from the remote region an opportunity to visit the national capital and other historic cities to discover the grandeur of India.
While interacting with the students, Shri Rijiju said that the National Integration Tour is a good initiative taken by Assam Rifles since this is the first visit outside the state for a majority of these students. He called upon the children to share their experiences with family and friends back home. He also advised them to do hard work in pursuing their studies and professional carriers.
The aim of the National Integration Tour is to promote harmony and awareness. The tour is aimed at integrating the students with the nation and promoting concept of unity in diversity. The students shared their experience with the Minister about their visit to Agra. students told that they visited the landmarks like the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort and Agra market etc. They were given exposure to military outlook of India Army at Agra Cantt. They had been to Akashardam and Tank Museum in Delhi. They will also visit the Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Rajghat, India Gate, National Museum, Pragati Maidan in Delhi during next two days.