By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 28 Jan: Twenty school students from the remotest rural areas of Nagaland
on a “National Interactive Tour” organised by the 14th Battalion of the Assam Rifles met
Governor Baby Rani Maurya at the Raj Bhawan, here, on Tuesday. These students belong
to the Angami and Khiamniungan tribal communities of Nagaland. Most of the students are from farmers’ families and economically weak backgrounds. The 14th Battalion, Assam Rifles, has arranged a national interactive tour for these children from 20 to 31 January that will take them from Kohima to Delhi, Dehradun and Mussoorie. These
students are visiting monuments of historical and national importance and tourist sites in
these cities. Governor Maurya said that arranging the national interactive tour for the students of frontier areas is an appreciable initiative of the Indian Army. The initiative
would connect the remotest areas of country with the mainstream. She also motivated
the students to participate in sports and cultural activities along with their studies.
The Governor asked the army officers to motivate children of remotest areas to join the
forces. She also presented coffee mugs to the students. Ramesh Kumar Sudhanshu, Secretary to the Governor, Major Robin Dev Anand and teacher-escorts were also present on the occasion.