Agartala, Dec.8 (ANI): Over 1500 students from eight northeastern states recently took part in a three-day-long Northeastern Students National Integration Movement program.
They also participated in a peace march in the city and raised slogans against militancy.
The Holy Cross Educational Foundation of Tripura organized the event with the theme - "Together towards tomorrow for peace".
"We have been able to bring about peace in the region and spread awareness on peace in the region. We have been able to educate students on the need for peace in the society," said Joe Paul, the coordinator of NESNIM.
The event had its share of singing competitions, cultural performances and interactive workshops.
Instead of competing with each other, participants from different regions and ethnic groups dressed in their traditional attires and performed with each other showcasing integration and amalgamation of different cultures at its best.
Hundreds of students took out a candle rally and took an oath to promote their cause.
"Through my experience at NESNIM, I have come to learn about how to make friends with people of other groups and communities and states that help me unite with other people," said Russna Lamint, a participant from Meghalaya.
Assamese participant Vaishali said: "It is a movement for peace and we all are from different parts of Northeast India. We have come here and are united to light the candle of peace, as we are the future of this country."
Integration programs like these will definitely help build better understanding among the youth of the region and will go a long way in giving a fillip to the development and prosperity of the region. (ANI)