Monday, August 8, 2022

Students from Madhya Pradesh in Nagaland for 5-day exchange prog

A team of 50 students from Madhya Pradesh reached Dimapur on Saturday, for a five-day visit under the nationwide “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav-Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” (AKAM-EBSB) student exchange programme.
According to PIB Kohima, the students were led by dean Student Welfare, LNCT Group, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Amit Shrivastava and three coordinators.
On arrival at Dimapur railway station, the students were received by coordinator of the programme, associated dean SA, National Institute of Technology, Nagaland Dr. Rosang Pongen and his team.
Addressing the inaugural session at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Chümoukedima, Dr. Rosang informed that NIT Nagaland was the nodal institute for the programme.
He opined that the programme was a good approach towards uniting the people of the country and expressed hope that the students would become ambassadors in spreading knowledge of the rich cultures and traditions of Nagaland to other parts of the country.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, consultant, NIT Nagaland, Dr. R P Acharya said all cultures, if looked closely, were similar and that “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” was an initiative to share these cultures and respect them, as envisaged by the constitution.
He said Indians today have been able to occupy all prime positions in the world by their intelligence and sincerity.
In his speech, Dr. Amit Shrivastava, expressed happiness that people from different places could gather in one place to embrace the diversity of the country.
He said the aim of AKAM-EBSB was to understand each other’s views on how people lived in different corners of the country and still happen to be united.
The programme is a great opportunity and method to explore the people, culture, tradition, language and geography of other states, he stated.
It may be mentioned that the programme is being initiated by the union ministry of Education and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.
Madhya Pradesh and Nagaland are paired states under the programme, which aims to enhance interaction and promote mutual understanding between people of different states and union territories through the concept of state/union territory pairing, PIB informed. During their stay in Nagaland, the students will learn about the culture, tradition, society and the people. They will also explore the local vegetables, fruits and traditional attires of Nagaland.
The activities of the visiting students will include site visitation to Agriculture University (SASRD) Medziphema and the first green village in India, Khonoma.
They will also be taken for site-seeing to Dzüleke, Naga Heritage Village Kisama and State Museum in Kohima.
Later, the team will experience traditional method of cooking in Chümoukedima district and visit Nagaland Handloom and Handicraft Corporation Limited.

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