A National Integration Tour for the children of Upper Dibang district of Arunachal Pradesh was flagged off by Maj Gen Gajendra Singh, GOC Dao Division from the famous Bhupen Hazarika Setu on Sunday.
The tour will be conducted by the Dao Division of Indian Army from 24 Dec 17 to 06 Jan 18. Twenty four students and three teachers from Government Higher Secondary School, Anini & Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Anini are participating in the tour. It aims to acquaint the children from remote areas with the vast and rich cultural heritage of our country.
As part of the tour, the children will visit various places of interest in Delhi, Agra and Lucknow. The students will also interact with Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the Hon’ble President of India and Shri Kiren Rijiju, Hon’ble Union Minister for Home Affairs.
The event will not only widen the intellectual horizon of the young minds but also further deepen the spirit of national integration. The tour was flagged off in the presence of the Commander of Lekhapani Army Garrison, Deputy Commisioners of Upper Dibang and Lower Dibang districts of Arunachal Pradesh and the teachers. The local populace also witnessed the occasion and expressed their happiness to this initiative of the Army.