NEW DELHI, Feb 17: A group of students from Nagaland Central University today met Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh here and appealed for peace in the State.
During the interaction, the students said that they wished for peace in the state of Nagaland which is currently facing curfew-like and shutdown situation for the last several days. They said, during their visit to Delhi they are also carrying a message of peace. They also expressed happiness over having shared their experiences with Dr Jitendra Singh who, they said, gave them some inspiring inputs.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh said, peace is a prerequisite for any kind of development in any place and infact, peace and development share a reciprocal relationship. He said, he shares the concern expressed by the students about the situation in Nagaland.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that students and youth are the most affected section of society due to any disturbance. The students have the biggest stake in peace, he said, because it has a direct bearing on their future.
Dr Jitendra Singh also conveyed good wishes to the students in their future endeavours. He said that the students should see diverse Indian culture during their visit to Delhi and Jaipur and share their experiences when they go back to their state.
The students are on a National Integration Tour to Delhi and Jaipur. The tour is being organised by 41 Assam Rifles.The purpose of organising National Integration Tour is to give exposure to the students from North East and also to give them insight into the culture and tradition of the rest of India. The students have so far visited Akshardham Temple, Qutub Minar, Hauz Khas Village and Dilli Haat. They will also visit India Gate, Red Fort and some other places in Delhi before going to Jaipur, Rajasthan.