|Students of Zunheboto Government Arts College pose for a photograph before the flag-off
Art students revel in golden triangle tour
11-day educational tour of the golden triangle — covering Delhi, Agra and Jaipur — for students of Zunheboto Government Arts College in Nagaland was flagged off on March 17 by Col R.R. Singh, commandant of 27 Assam Rifles.
Organised by the Assam Rifles under the aegis of headquarters Inspector-General Assam Rifles (North) and HQ 7 Sector Assam Rifles, the group, comprising 20 students, two faculty members and two escorts, toured these three cities from March 18 to 28.
Before flagging off the tour, Col Singh said the Assam Rifles had been sponsoring educational tours for all cross-sections of society in Nagaland with an aim of giving them an opportunity to visit the most happening cities of India.
Children are the future and like young buds if nurtured well, will bloom into beautiful flowers, Col Singh said.
“There lies immense potential within them which, when harnessed, will see them grow into responsible citizens,” he added.
Constructed under the Assam Rifles’ military civic action (MCA) project, the work, which included building of water tanks, laying of pipes and providing a diesel-powered water pump, began in December.
The water scheme has come as a big relief to the people of both the villages who earlier had to walk long distances to fetch water for daily use. It sets the pace for infrastructure development in this far-flung and much-neglected area of Manipur.
On March 4, Maj. Gen. A.K. Choudhary of headquarters Inspector-General Assam Rifles (South) inaugurated a fitness centre at Heirok part II.
A brainchild of Gen. Choudhary, the centre was constructed in record time because of the effort of the local people, 34 Assam Rifles and their legislator M. Okendro Singh.
Gen. Choudhary said the centre was a symbol of the resolution and determination of the people of Heirok to rise against those promoting violence and terrorism.
Giving examples of prominent sports personalities like Mary Kom and Dingko Singh, he hoped that with the centre would help local talent bloom, not only at the national level but also in the international arena.
The equipment was provided by the Assam Rifles at an estimated cost of Rs 3 lakh.
A large number of people from Heirok (parts I, II and III) was present during the occasion.
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