Students taken on exposure tours

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: A couple of eight-day exposure tours under the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan were organized for the elementary level students of the state from 22 June.
The students, who had been selected on merit, were divided into two zones – eastern Arunachal and western Arunachal. Each district nominated six students.
While the students from the eastern zone were taken to Papum Pare district, the children from the western zone were taken to Changlang, Namsai and Lohit districts.
The children from the eastern zone also visited the Raj Bhavan, the state legislative assembly, the civil secretariat, Ita Fort, the state museum, the state guest house, the science centre, the Oju Mission, the NERIST, Rajiv Gandhi University in Rono Hills, and the railway station in Naharlagun.
At the Raj Bhavan, Governor BD Mishra interacted with the students and advised them to study hard to achieve their goals in life. He also advised them to show respect to their teachers, elders and parents.
The students from the western zone, who were taken to Namsai, Changlang and Lohit, interacted with the DCs and the SPs of the three districts.
They also visited important government institutions and tourist places, such as the Kharsang oil field, the Arunachal University of Studies, Lal Pahar, the Golden Pagoda, the Mahabodhi Lord Buddha College, Parshuram Kund, museums and libraries.
The organising of the exposure trips was assisted by SPC (Innovation) Tater Tapak and coordinated by Samagra Shiksha Deputy State Project Director Nangram Pingkap.
Education Secretary Madhu Rani Teotia said the tours provided much-needed exposure to the students, which she said would “ignite, inspire and motivate them to excel in their academic pursuits and for overall development.”