National integration tour held outside state

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IMPHAL, Oct 14: A national integration tour in New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur for the students from various far flung schools of Tamei and Kangpokpi was organized by 10 Dogra of 59 mountain brigade under the aegis of red shield division.

The 17 days long tour which was flagged off by Maj General Binoy Poonnen, VSM, GO, Red Shield Division on September 11, flagged in by Lt. Col AA Pande, head quarter 59 mountain Brigade today at Senapati.

The excursion tour comprised of four teachers and 26 students from Tamei and KPI. The tour provided a platform for the students to visit new places, interact with people from the plains and experience the culture in other parts of the country. During the course of the tour children visited places of historic importance including Taj Mahal, Agra fort, Fatehpur Sikri at Agra, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal at Jaipur and Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, Qutab Minar and Lotus Temple at Delhi.

During the tour the children received a unique opportunity to meet various senior army officials including Major General Manvendra Singh, AVSM, VSM, GOC Delhi area and Brig. SD Mehta, commander, 45 Infantry Brigade at Jaipur.

During the interaction the officers motivated them and highlighted the importance of the studies and the children exchanged their views on the hill areas and tribal values. The tour culminated on October 14 at Senapati with a formal reception graced by army officers of Senapati Brigade.

At the function the students shared their experiences and highlighted the importance of peace and tranquility for the progress and development of the region.

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