30 Jan :Thirty tribal boys and girls from far-flung areas of Mizoram visited Agra, Jaipur and Delhi as part of the Civic Action programme undertaken by the Assam Rifles. The students during their stay in Delhi visited Rajghat, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate, Rashtrapti Bhawan and witnessed the glorious Republic Day Parade on 26th Jan. 2009. They also visited places of historical interest in Agra and Jaipur.
The purpose of the tour was to expose the tribal children from Mizoram to the rich culture and heritage of India and develop their bonds of friendship with people of other States by interacting with them, thereby strengthening national integration. The children from far-flung areas of Mizoram have found this excursion tour to be a strong medium for overall development and were quite upbeat and enthusiastic to learn about people and culture outside Mizoram.
The fifteen day programme culminated today in a meeting with the Union Home Minister, Shri P. Chidambaram, who closely interacted with them in the North Block office. The Home Minister during his interaction emphasized that Mizoram has the potential to grow as any other developed state in the country. He said peace is a pre-requisite for development.