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Ravi hosts students returning from integration tour

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By EMN Updated: Jan 17, 2020 11:45 pm
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RN Ravi seen here with Assam Rifles officers and students of the national integration tour, on January 17 at the Raj Bhavan in Kohima.

Dimapur, Jan. 17 (EMN): Raj Bhavan on Friday hosted a group of National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets besides students who had returned from a ‘national integration tour.’  

A flagging-in programme for the national integration tour and an interaction with students who took part in it, and a youth exchange programme for NCC cadets, was conducted on January 17 at the Raj Bhavan in Kohima.

During the programme, the governor of Nagaland RN Ravi interacted with the students, updates stated.

The department of Information and Public Relations (IPR) gave updates to the media on Friday informing about the programme.

Deputy Commandant KS Thakur said that the Assam Rifles organise the national integration tour at various places in India every year “mainly for underprivileged students, to encourage them to learn more through visits of various places with historical, scientific and cultural background,” according to updates.

The official was quoted as having said that the programme was ‘to motivate the youths, to provide leadership in all walks of life and to be always available for the service of the nation.’

Thakur said that the tour, which traversed Kohima-Chennai-Bengaluru, was organised by the 40th Assam Rifles for school children. It aimed at giving young girls exposure to metropolitan cities like Bengaluru and Chennai, the updates stated.

The tour was held from December 31 2019 to January 17 2020.

The updates informed further that the NCC organises many activities such as institutional training programmes, camps, national-level events, adventure activities and youth exchange programmes with other countries every year.

This year, the NCC group of Kohima, on behalf of the NCC’s Northeast region directorate, sent three NCC cadets namely Vinole Keso of the 1st Nagaland Girls NCC battalion from St. Joseph’s College to Singapore; Deepak Das of the 1st Nagaland NCC air squadron of Kohima Science College to Kazakhstan; and Karipong of the 24th Nagaland coy NCC from St. Joseph’s College in Kohima to Sri Lanka, the updates added.

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By EMN Updated: Jan 17, 2020 11:45:54 pm