AIZAWL, Jan 30 � The Bharat Parikrama team consisting 80 youths from 15 States has left here after a three-day visit to the State since January 25.
The tour was organised by Ministry of Home Affairs under the aegis of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, in collaboration with the Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs and Nehru Yuva Kendra, Mizoram Zone.
The team called on State Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla here on Thursday. Expressing happiness at the team�s visit, he said that despite being from different social, cultural, religious and economic backgrounds, all of us should take pride in being Indians first and foremost and advised the visiting youths to work for the country�s progress and development, fostering the bonds of brotherhood and universal love among different communities.
The Chief Minister said that at times, peoples� geographical knowledge is so poor that they fail to place Mizoram as a part of India but expressed hope that the youths would add to their knowledge about the rich heritage of our country through travel programmes like the current one.
The Bharat Parikrama team had also an interaction session with prominent citizens and important government officials at the I & PR Auditorium. The team also visited Falkawn, a typical Mizo village, the Aizawl Theological College, Mizoram University, the 10th Assam Rifles among others.