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Friends of the Hill People Expedition for Peace begins

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT


Guwahati, Oct 13: Headquarter Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) is conducting ‘ Friends of the Hill People Expedition for Peace ’covering the entire area of Mizoram, Assam, Tripura and part of Manipur, aimed at conveying message of peace and harmony amongst people of various states & tribes, a press release said. The expedition team comprising of 20 personnel from all the places of these states will cover a distance of about 3250 kms in one month. They will use all possible modes of transport available as boats, ferry, four wheelers, motorcycles, cycles and on foot spreading the awareness on pertinent social issues such as Swach Bharat Abhiyan, gender parity, education of girl child, development of North East region and also projecting Assam Rifles as Friends of the People of North East.

The expedition was flagged off today from Parva, which is a remote place at the Southernmost part of Mizoram located close to tri - junction of India - Myanmar - Bangladesh border. They will traverse through entire Mizoram in nine days. Thereafter, the expedition will enter Tripura where it would cover the state in about eight to nine days &subsequently, the expedition will enter Assam from Karimganj and cover areas upto Tezpur. The expedition would filly termite at Srikoon November 9 after covering Jiribam Sub Division of Manipur.

During the expedition team intends meeting senior dignitaries of the states, interact with school children, visit orphages and community centers. En route various NGOs, other CAPF, NCC cadets will also join the team to spread message of unity, tiol Integration and Indian - ness.

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