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Delhi University sends a train of 900 students to learn NorthEast’s history and culture

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The University of Delhi flags off its Gyanodaya Express taking on board close to 900 students and teachers to visit all the eight states of the NorthEast region on Thursday, December 18, 2014.

Joining the initiative taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to nourish the NorthEast and tap its potential for the benefit of the region. The former Gujarat Chief Minister had also recently taken a trip visiting the Northeast states of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura and Meghalaya in the week’s end of November and 1st December.

According to Dailymail India published online today, the trip launched this morning will go on till December 29, with an aim to highlight the contribution of the North-East states in the national movement.

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“Several groups with 10 students each (including one student from North-East region) have been formed and supervised by one mentor,” Malay Neerav, Joint Dean of Welfare was also quoted saying, “Students will go there to learn about the local culture and history of the region”.

The 14-coach train has two classrooms with LCD screens, projectors, library and internet facilities. The study tour started as the ‘College- on-Wheels’ project in 2012. This year’s event will be the fifth edition of Gyanodaya Express.

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