• Mon. May 27th, 2024

Army’s NIT Initiative created a great impact amongst the Students of North East

A group of 18 students, along with 02 teachers from Piphema of Nagaland, embarked on a National Integration Tour to New Delhi and Ahmedabad under the guidance of the 7 Assam Rifles at the behest of the Indian Army.

This educational initiative marked the students’ first trip outside the remote state of Nagaland, aiming at broadening their horizons by exposing them to the diverse cultures, traditions, developmental aspects, and technological advancements across the country.

The tour aimed at inspiring the students, encouraging them to pursue their higher education, secure meaningful jobs, and contribute significantly to the nation’s progress.

Chinazou Tholituomai, a resident of Chumukedima district of Nagaland was a part of this NIT.

This youngster of Modern College shared his experience and his journey with me.

“Indian Army and Assam Rifles organized this National Integration Tour which is a huge step towards the development of relations between the people in general and students in particular.This shows how the Indian Armed Forces not only look after the national security but at the same time tries to bring a sense of unity through such tours for the students” – he said.

In course of our cozy talk, I noticed that this Nagaland boy was very much excited and thrilled over for this NIT initiative.

“Our journey started from Dimapur Railway Station, a serene town in the north eastern state of Nagaland, to Ahmedabad via Delhi.The journey was a blend of diverse experiences, captivating landscapes and encounters with fellow travellers that left an indelible mark on my memory. People from different regions and cultures shared the same carriage. The blend of language, clothing and culture was a true representation of the country’s rich tapestry”.

These interactions not only introduced him to new perspectives but also provided a glimpse into the lives and stories of people from across India. -Chinazou feels.

According to him, he was fortunate to visit the India Gate, War Memorial and the Red Fort during a short span of time in Delhi.

“Visiting the India Gate, the War Memorial and the Red Fort was an incredibly profound and enriching experience that allowed me to connect with India’s history, culture and heritage in a meaningful way.The India Gate which stands as a majestic tribute to the sacrifices of the Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in various wars.”

The historical War Memorial, also known as the Amar Jawan Joyti, is a stark reminder of the sacrifices made by Indian soldiers.Visiting that historical spot was a different feelings, added Tholituomai.

“As I approached this iconic monument, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of reverence and gratitude for the brave souls it celebrates.”

“As I stood before the black marble cenotaph, inscribed with the words “Amar Jawan” (Immortal Soldier), I felt a deep sense of respect for those who had sacrificed their lives for the country. The flickering yet undying flame, a symbol of undying patriotism, further emphasized the heroism of the soldiers.”

“A short distance from the India Gate stood the Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site which took me on a journey back in time. The colossal red sandstone structure is a testament to the grandeur of the Mughal era.” He further added.

Indian Army and Assam Rifles are the one behind the peace and harmony of the North East region, Chinazou said.

“When we talk about North East, the first thing which comes to our mind is its beautiful places but apart from that , there is another thing which it is known for i.e. the rise of Insurgents’ group in the region.But even when such things occur within the region, the region is otherwise quite peaceful and harmonious.The reason behind it, is because of the Indian Armed Forces and the Paramilitary Forces which guard the area 24×7, they ensure safety and security of its people from a ‘threat and I am grateful to them for their sevice.”

OP Sadbhavna has a great impact in North East, said Chinazou.

“Through the project I am sure that the youth of North East will greatly bring developments in the region with a positive mindset and that such exposure will bring a sense of unity among the students in general and the people as a whole.”

(With Inputs from Army Authorities)

(Author is a Senior Journalist working for British Media with 20 years of experience in covering the east and northeast, with specialisation in Defence and Sports.In her illustrated career she has covered many major events and achieved International and National media awards for Journalism)

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