[ Karyir Riba ]
ROING, Jan 8: The flagging in and felicitation ceremony for a group of school children who had recently been taken on a national integration tour to the national capital was held at the Lower Dibang Valley deputy commissioner’s office here on Sunday.
Twenty-four students from Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalaya and the government higher secondary school, Anini toured Delhi, Agra and Lucknow from 24 December to 6 January. The tour was organized by the DAO Division of the Indian Army under its Operation Samaritan.
The division’s general officer commanding had flagged off the tour at Bhupen Hazarika Setu on 24 December. The main objective of the fortnight-long tour was to acquaint the students with the vast and rich cultural heritage of the country.
The students also interacted with President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Union MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju during their visit to the national capital.
The children shared their experience from the tour at the felicitation programme. They were also provided with certificates of participation, and medals for their leadership qualities. The students said that the tour has left them with an enriching experience, highly motivated, and full of exuberance and zeal.
Deputy Commissioner Tamune Miso expressed gratitude to the Indian Army for providing such a unique and educative opportunity to the children of Dibang Valley, a far flung district that often remains cut off from the rest of the country. He assured complete cooperation from the district administration for any such programmes in the future.
The students were flagged in by the Lekhapani military station’s commander, along with the DC, SP Sanjay Kumar Sain, ADC Chesta Yadav, DFO Aduk Paron, and many other eminent personalities.
A representative of the Indian Army also informed that a recruitment drive will be conducted for the area, and that the Army will provide assistance in this regard.
[ Karyir Riba ]