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SEIL members welcomed in Mussoorie

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Mussoorie, 17 Jan: “Student’s Experience in Inter-State Living” (SEIL) is an ABVP Initiative. For the last 50 years, SEIL has aimed at the emotional integration of the nation and to increase the bonding of the people living in the far-flung North East region of India. It started its activities in 1966 under the tagline, ‘’Bharat Gaurav Yatra’’. Under this, more than 31 students from Guwahati arrived in Mussoorie. Workers of ABVP and BJP, under the leadership of Mussoorie MLA Ganesh Joshi, welcomed them with garlands.
A rally was also held from Mall Road to the Martyrs’ Memorial, where the students paid tribute. MLA Joshi said that, the tour of the students of the North East was being organised in a manner that they get an experience of a lifetime with entertainment and education. The students stay with local families, giving the feel that, even in diversity, Indians are one in soul and heart, thus helping the nation in emotional integration.
Mussoorie MPG College President Ravinder Rawat, ABVP Mussoorie leader Mukesh Prasad, vice president Anil Singh and tour coordinator Ajay Sodiyal said that SEIL) is a trust working with the humble aim of promoting the feeling of oneness among every student of India. The trust was initiated with an aim to promote the feeling of brotherhood between youths from Northeast India and the rest of the nation. In accordance with its aim the trust has since then conducted its annual study tour and cultural exchange programme, touching the lives of over 1500 students. Local host families treat them not as guests but as member of the family. This initiative helped the visiting students understand local culture and habits better.
Present on the occasion were Mussoorie BJP President Mohan Petwal, Dharampal Panwar, Sapna Sharma, Ravi Chandra, Kamal, Rukmania, Sumit Bhandari, Ajay Dutt Bahuguna, Abhilash Rana, Ashish Joshi, Ashish Kothari, Ramesh Bhandari, Ashish and many others.