SHILLONG, Jan 2 � A cultural programme displaying the rich cultural heritage of the Northeastern States was held at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan here mesmerising foreign students from nine countries on their visit here on Thursday.
Altogether 31 students are visiting Shillong as part of the winter camp organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). The students hail from Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Nigeria, Iran, Kenya and Bulgaria.
While welcoming the students, Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary underlined the uniqueness of India�s cultural heritage. He said, �India is a land of sages and saints and the people believed in unity in diversity�.
International Student Advisor of NEHU, Prof Sharan informed that the North Eastern Hills University (NEHU) has admitted around 14 foreign students in the University. These students will undergo doctoral research, he added.
N Munish Singh, Regional Head, ICCR, Shillong informed that ICCR provides scholarships to students from almost 80 countries to study in different universities including NEHU.