Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), State Mission Authority (SMA) in collaboration with state directorate of education sponsored a free exposure trip for class-VIII toppers from government institutions to Meghalaya and Kohima for one week from June 14.
The students numbering 109 were accompanied by nine teacher guide across the district and SSA coordinator.
Nchumthung Odyuo, one of the touring students reporting on the tour said students on the first day gathered at DUDA guest house and had an orientation programme with State Mission Director SSA SMA Angou. The students also had an opportunity to meet state education minister Nyiewang Konyak and had a worth-while interaction.
They visited few places in the state capital like WW-II cemetery, Naga heritage village, while in the state museum the director of Art and Culture were kind enough with the students for providing free entry.
The next destination of the students was Shillong where students visited the vibrant ethnic, culture and traditional collection of the North-Eastern people Don Bosco museum. They visited NEHU Science center and landscape of Meghalaya, including the high water fall, which was among the highest annual rainfall in the world, Cherrapunji and the famous cave Mawsmi in the midst of the monsoon. Chunlu SSA coordinator guide and Lithungbeni opined that objective of exposure was to encourage the student to excel and to give better educational ethics. Meanwhile, SSA has thanked state commissioner and secretary for the support and coordination rendered towards the successful trip.