NEISSRIAN set for educational tour to Bhutan

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Dimapur, May 12: NEISSRIANS are all set for an educational tour to Bhutan. A group of 1st and 2nd year MSW students comprising of 20 post-graduates will be visiting Bhutan as part of border area studies and exposures in the month of June, 2019.
An orientation program for select group of the 1st and 2nd year MSW students was held at the college Assembly hall recently. The program is being organized as part of an on-going academic and professional development partnership with the Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat and in collaborations with NGOs; ANT, NEDAN, NERSWN and Bodoland University operating in the Indo-Bhutan border areas.
NEISSRIAN students will have an opportunity of studying progress of the Central Government funded Border Area Development Programs (BADP) being implemented along the Indo-Bhutan border areas. The students will also have an opportunity of visiting Galeyphug district of Bhutan adjoining the Bodoland.
Dr.Samrat, Research Director of the Borderlands Studies program at the OP Jindal Global University speaking at the orientation program said border areas studies is an evolving dynamic field of academic and praxis as the social realities of the people who live in those areas are also in a constant process of unfolding. Based on preliminary mapping of the entire border areas in the north-west, north and north-eastern regions he added that there are 111 districts and 394 blocks all along the border areas adjoining Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh. BADP program is implemented in 17 states including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.
Speaking at the close of the program, Dr Deben Bachaspatimayum, a faculty member coordinating the academic partnership programs encouraged all MSW students to take keen interests in the border area study tour to Bodoland.
(Page News Service)