NEW DELHI, Dec 19: A group of students from remote areas of Northeast, most of them on their first-ever visit to Delhi, today met Union Minister for Northeast /DoNER Dr Jitendra Singh and went for a sight-seeing tour of the national capital.
The students, mostly in the age group of 13 to 20 years, are on a National Integration tour facilitated by the Assam Rifles. Their itinerary includes famous historic monuments of Delhi and the Taj Mahal at Agra.
During his interaction with the children, Dr Jitendra Singh said, this is a unique opportunity for them because, hailing from remote border areas of India, they have little experience of getting exposed to the outside world. He said, such tours would give them exposure and instill self-confidence in them.
Following the interaction with Dr Jitendra Singh, the students were offered refreshments and also had a stroll around the capital city area of North Block and South Block. He said, the children, during their visit to Delhi, will have a rare brush with the history and culture of India, which they will carry back home and share with their peers and families.
The students also visited Rashtrapati Bhawan, Red Fort, Humayun tomb, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate and Nehru Planetarium. They also had a ride on Metro train.