Assam Rifles (East) welcomed the National Integration Tour returning from New Delhi organised for students of Indigenous Women and Children Foundation, an orphanage at Tamenglong, Manipur, for which flagging in was conducted at Tamenglong on 13th December.
The Commander of 22 Sector Assam Rifles flagged in the tour and interacted with the children. The event was also attended by caretakers of the foundation, teachers, guardians and Civil Society Organisations, dignitaries of civil administration, all of whom praised the Assam Rifles for a successful conclusion of the commendable initiative.
The Tour was organised so that the children from Tamenglong can experience the cultural diversity and scientific advancement of India by visiting the national capital. 23 students, accompanied by two teachers and six Assam Rifles personnel including one officer, participated in the tour and visited Heritage monuments and locations in Delhi to include Raj Ghat, Red Fort, India Gate National War Memorial, Akshardham Temple, Nehru Planetarium and Lotus Temple. The tour was a maiden visit to Delhi for the students in which they were thrilled to enjoy a metro ride, screening of a movie and visit to a shopping mall. During the tour, the participants also had a close interaction with General Officer Commanding Delhi Area.
The tour provided the children a unique exposure to experience a different culture and also visit famous tourist attractions in and around New Delhi. While the tour exposed the students to the cultural and developmental vibrancy of the capital region, it also initiated a zeal in the children to help them succeed in their lives and work towards advancing their communities.