Assam Rifles is working for North East development: Governor


Imphal: Governor of Manipur, Sushri Anusuiya Uikey has said Assam Rifles is always working for growth and development of people living in North East.

The governor was speaking at the flagging-in ceremony of National Integration Tour held today at IGAR (South) Headquarters at Mantripukhri in Imphal.

Twenty students from Machi Government High School,Tengnoupal district, two teachers and one officer from Assam Rifles took part in the tour to Kolkata which was conducted by 21 Assam Rifles under 26 Sector of IGAR (South).

​the governor said, the role of Assam Rifles in nation building is unforgettable and their contribution is immense even to the students. She said, organising National Integration Tour showed that Assam Rifles is working as an inspiration for the people.

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During the 13 days tour, students will get the advantage of meeting people from different thinking, scientists and other institutional heads. Governor continued that through such integration tours, students from north east will have the chance of meeting people from different parts of the country, understanding their languages, lifestyle, food habits, costumes etc. This will inspire them to understand the culture of the nation-unity in diversity and also to strengthen the sense of harmony and brotherhood. Such programmes will also enhance the mental, social and intellectual development of the students.

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Terming Kolkata as City of Joy, she said, it is one of the historical cities in the country and it has a pride inherent culture and traditions. She said, students will experience the prosperous culture, tradition and also the sense of modernisation which will help in overall development too.

The governor asked the students and teachers to share their experiences and knowledge to their friends and families so that they can even enjoy the advantages. She wished the students for a bright future and thanked Assam Rifles for their endeavour towards nation building. She also interacted with the students, teachers and parents.

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IGAR (South) Major General Rajan Sharawat, thanking the governor said, Assam Rifles has been organising such tours regularly for the students. He said, the tour was flagged-off on February 22 from Imphal and the students visited many places like Victoria Memorial, India Museum, Birla Planetarium etc. in Kolkata. The team also met Governor of West Bengal CV Ananda Bose and also visited Eastern Command Headquarters. They also visited INS Netaji Subhas, he added. Commander, 26 Sector, AR, Brigadier Ved Pal Yadav, officers and jawans attended the ceremony.


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