Thursday, December 31, 2009

East meets West

East meets West

DIBRUGARH, Dec 31: The famous poem– The East is East and the West is West and Never the Twain Shall Meet–  penned by Rudyard Kipling was proved wrong by conduct of the successful educational tour of students of Dibrugarh to the Western most State of India– Rajasthan. An education tour to Rajasthan comprising of eighteen high school going children along with two teachers of Dibrugarh district was organised by 18th JAT under the aegis of the Dah Divison. During the tour, the children were conducted around at Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan. On successful completion of the tour a ‘Flagging In’ ceremony was organized on December 30, near Polo Grounds in Dibrugarh.

The ceremony started off with a painting exhibition by the children in which various paintings and sketches made on their experiences during the tour were displayed. The exhibition was followed by a presentation made by the children on their experiences of the tour. The children shared that they were greatly impressed by the grandeur and magnificence of the historical monuments of Rajasthan. An exposure to India’s diverse and rich culture was also a major motivational factor for them. A programme of song and dance was the highlight of the event. Speaking on the occasion Brig Asit Mistry, VSM, Commander Laipuli Brigade complimented the children on the successful conduct of the tour and also on their performance at the cultural programme. He also said that this was an unique experiment of national integration where East met the West in which our children from one of the Eastern most States had gone to the Western most State and interacted with the children there. He also explained to them the underlying principles of Operation Sadbhavana being conducted by the Army.

The teachers and staff of Rameshwar High School, Barbarua, who were present there appreciated the efforts of the Army and commented that such efforts greatly contributed towards national integration. Also present on the occasion were prominent academicians like, mediapersons and Army officers. This was stated in a press release. THE SENTINEL

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