A National Integration Tour for 27 students from Assam & Arunachal Pradesh accompanied by two teachers, today met and interacted with the COAS, Gen Bipin Rawat. The COAS brought out the importance of national integration and shared his experiences from the North Eastern region with the students and motivated them to work hard and contribute actively in the nation building process. He exhorted them to join the Indian Armed Forces and serve the cause of the Nation.
The tour was flagged off from Joypur, Assam on 26 December 17 and during the course of the tour, participants have visited various cultural and historical places in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. This initiative exposes them to various career options and allows them to interact with prominent personalities.
The National Integration Tours are organised as part of the Indian Army’s ongoing outreach programme to foster the spirit of Nation First. These tours are conducted for the youth of J&K and North Eastern States, with an aim to provide an insight into the rich heritage of the country as well as various developmental and industry initiatives that are underway.