Guwahati: Kokrajhar unit of Red Horn Division organized a National Integration Tour from January 27 to February 6 2019, under Operation Sadbhavna. The Tour, comprising of 20 village elders from different villages and ethnicities of Kokrajhar District, visited New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The tour reached New Delhi on January 28 by Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express and visited places of historical importance like The Red Fort, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple and Akshardham Temple at Delhi.
Lt Gen Asit Mistry, AVSM, VSM, SM, GOC Delhi Area interacted with the elders on January 29. The tour also rode in the Delhi Metro and watched a movie at PVR, Connaught Place. On January 30, the tour left for Agra, where they visited places like Agra Fort, Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri.
On February 2, the tour troupe reached Jaipur and visited City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Albert Hall museum, World Trade Park and Meena Bazar. The tour reached New Delhi by double-decker train on February 5 and then boarded Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express and reached Kokrajhar on February 6 where they were received by ADC, Mr Debeshwar Bora.
The aim of the tour was to provide a brief exposure to the village elders to the rich culture, heritage, history, current scenario, the quality of life, a mainstream education system and places of interest in these parts of the country. The tour was intended to create and enhance awareness among the village elders which will help in National integration, unity, a focused approach for future and assist them in shaping the perception of the young generation. For the elders, most of whom have never travelled beyond Kokrajhar district, by train, this was a memorable experience, something to cherish forever.
All the elders appreciated Army’s efforts and were thankful for being a part of this National Integration Tour.
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