Know My India Programme organized at Guwahati
The National Foundation for Communal Harmony in collaboration with AASHWAS, a organization of Assam Police, organized the Know My India Programme 2015 at Guwahati from 19-24 January 2016. The programme was an integrated effort of the Foundation to acquaint the varied and diverse culture of the country to the children, who receive financial support from the Foundation for pursuing their education.
The concept of the Know My India Programme is to bring together these children from different States and regions at one place to promote oneness, fraternity and national integration. AASHWAS is also a nodal agency of Project ‘Assist’ in State of Assam, and has offered to host the programme in Guwahati. The Foundation invited 47 children with their escorts from Jammu & Kashmir, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bihar Manipur and Assam States to participate in this programme.
All participants from different six states arrived in Guwahati, they were welcomed by local organizers AASHWAS and accommodate them at Srimant Sankardeva Kalashetra, Panjabari, Guwahati. An introduction and orientation session was conducted for participating children.
The programme was a unique experience for the children as they were taken to several historical, educational, entertainments, religious and cultural places in and around Guwahati. The participants visited to Kamakhya temple, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Assamease Village, Cruise Safari in Brahmaputra River and Zoological Park. This was an unforgettable and memorable experience for the children.
The children prepared special dishes from the area that they came from, and also learnt to prepare some Assamese dishes, that they will cook on return to their homes. A drawing competition was organized amongst the children participants at the premises of Kalashetra.
The valedictory function followed by camp fire was graced by Shri Mukesh Sahay, DGP, Assam Police and other distinguished and eminent persons from the region.
All participants departed from Guwahati for their States on 24 & 25 January 2016 with fond and affectionate memories that they will cherish for a long time. The Foundation would like to express its deep appreciation to AASHWAS and their team for their warmth and gracious and generous hospitality extended to the children.