Red Horns Division Army organizes National Integration & Sports Tour at Mangaldai
MANGALDAI: As a part of Indian Army’s social initiative under Op Sadbhavana, Red Horns Division has organized a National Integration cum Sports tour for fifteen numbers of avid footballers from remote and far flung regions of Assam. Commander of 107 Mountain Brigade Brigadier Gaurav Rishi on November 7 has flagged off the tour at Tamolpur Military Station.
As part of this tour, the young students and footballers will have an opportunity to play against elite football clubs of Pune such as Pune FC, Phoenix, Deccan Eleven and Parashuramians coupled with visits to several military, civilians and governmental institutions like Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Stadium, Osho Garden, NDA Khadakwasla and Symbiosis Sports Science School. During this tour, they will also get an opportunity to interact with best coaches and physio experts from across the nation. Simultaneously, the trip is also embedded with elements of fun and frolic that includes visit to Imagica Water Park, Lonavala, Sinhgarh Fort in addition to local markets and malls. With this one of its kind initiative, Red Horns Division has tapped the capacity of Football to mobilize collective sentiments and enhance social cohesion in order to develop a bond of mutual trust and respect with local population.
On the whole, this tour will provide an ideal platform to these youths of Assam to foster bonhomie on the sidelines of immensely satisfying and enjoyable interaction with young minds across the nation and bring them one step closer towards national integration.