The 14-day National Integration tour to Delhi and Agra, organized by Assam Rifles returned to Manipur on Sunday.
The National Integration tour was part of giving the border villages of Singhat and Behiang in Manipur an opportunity to comprehend the vast assortment, customs and the developmental strides being made by the country in various fields, Assam Rifles sources said.
Singhat and Behiang are two important border area villages under Churachandpur district of Manipur.
“It was a moment of mixed feelings when on a beautiful Sunday morning, the bus carrying the National Integration tour team arrived back in Singhat after successfully concluding the tour,” said the source.
The tour was organised by Singhat Battalion of Assam Rifles and the team consisted of students and teachers belonging to various tribes. They represented the rich diversity that exists in the region of Singhat.
The flagging off was organized at Khuga on January 6 last and the National Integration tour team visited Delhi and Agra from January 9 to 17.
During the two week tour, they had a rich variety of experiences and they interacted with various dignitaries.
The team also got a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with the President of India Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The students also interacted with General Officer Commanding Delhi Area, visited places of cultural and historic significance such as Qutub Minar, Red Fort, India Gate, Taj Mahal, National Museums and witnessed the mesmerizing Army Day Parade, it said. Also the students were very happy after watching a 3D movie which was an experience in itself.
The tour was planned to increase their awareness about the facets of urban life and the educational avenues that are there. This exposure will be helpful for fostering the spirit of national integration, expanding the horizons of the students and making a positive impact on them during their formative years. They went home after the tour satisfied and enriched.