From our correspondent
Itagar, Jan 18: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has attended the public reception programme of Students Experience in Inter-State Living (SEIL) organised by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad(ABVP) in New Delhi. The programme was by the ABVP on Wednesday.
SEIL is an initiative of ABVP to bridge the gap between the people of different regions across the country, mainly with focus on improving relations between the people of northeastern States and other parts of India.
As part of this programme, the students from the region are encouraged to travel to other parts of India and stay with families for understanding and exchanging cultural traits. Similarly, students from other parts of India are encouraged to travel to the NE and stay with families in these States.
Khandu lauded the ABVP for SEIL, which has “contributed immensely to foster the feeling of oneness” among the youths of the country. He said the NE States and rest of India need to be further brought closer through such programmes, an official release stated here on Thursday.
Maintaining that every Indian citizen should know about different parts and people of the country, Khandu suggested a syllabus on the North East so that students are aware of the region and people of this part of the country.
The Chief Minister said the region is unique and diverse having abundant potential to grow in terms of tourism and other industries. He requested the youth to visit NE to get the feel of its beauty and diversity. He appreciated the objective of SEIL that aims at unifying the thoughts and bridging traditiol and customary differences to build a strong and vibrant India.
While assuring SEIL of all possible support, Khandu requested the ABVP to ensure continuity of such interactive programmes so that more and more people from the Northeast and other parts of the country are benefitted. He appealed others to join hands with the initiative to make the thought and programme larger and greater in reach and outcome.