Bhopal : Tribal Welfare Minister Shri Omkar Singh Markam sent off talented children of tribal areas of the state on an India tour from Habibganj railway station in Bhopal in an air-conditioned special IRCTC train. Extending his best wishes to the children, Shri Markam told them to listen to the information provided during this educational excursion carefully and make full use of it for their own leadership development.
Shri Markam provided kits of track suits and other essentials to the children. Additional Chief Secretary Scheduled Caste Welfare Shri Vinod Kumar, Principal Secretary, Tribal Welfare Department Smt. Deepali Rastogi and Commissioner of Scheduled Caste Welfare Department Shri Masood Akhtar were also present on the occasion.
During the educational tour of India, these children will visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, Rajghat, Red Fort, Subhash Chandra Bose Memorial, War Memorial, Nehru Planetarium, IIT New Delhi, Rail Neer Plant and IRCTC’s Automatic Base Kitchen in New Delhi. During the tour, children will reach Agra via Yamuna Express Highway Road.
The talented children will be taken on a tour of Taj Mahal, Agra fort and other significant memorials. After the visit, these children will return to Bhopal on 8 March. In Bhopal, the children will be given counseling for good career. Subject experts will give information about various courses and prestigious educational institutions to the children.
The Tribal Welfare and Scheduled Caste Welfare Department jointly organizes the India tour programme for children scoring highest marks in the district in Class Xth for the leadership development camp every year. Selected children from 20 districts of Special Backward Tribes and 89 tribal development blocks have also been included in the India Tour programme.