33 students from Manipur visit Indore under 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat' programme


IMPHAL, Jul 14 (PIB)
As a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav-Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (AKAM-EBSB) 33 college and school students from Imphal had an enriching visit to Indore and surrounding places of Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh.
Out of the 33 students, 19 students were from different schools of Imphal and 14 were from MIT, Imphal. The students were accompanied by two faculty members.
The team visited Indore as part of the student exchange programme under the unique initiative of the Government 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.'
The team visited various places of Malwa region including Indore, Maheshwar, Mandavgarh from June 26 to July 2, 2022. IPS Academy Institute of Engineering and Science, Indore was the host institute. There were 18 female members in the whole group.
Manipur and Madhya Pradesh are the participating States under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat scheme.
 On the first day the students visited the Bio CNG Plant of Indore Municipal Corporation and the Khajrana Ganesh Temple on the second day, after the inaugural ceremony. Bio CNG plant is Asia’s largest CNG plant, recently inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The students were fascinated by the machines and processes they saw at the plant.
 On the third day the team visited Dongla Robotic Observatory, located at 0 degree longitude and Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain. Many equipment of the Observatory were displayed before the students with special permission.  
The team then had a tour of the Lal Bhag Palace and Rajwada in Indore and participated in sports activities.
On the fifth day, the team visited Devi Ahilya Fort at Maheshwar, about 100 kilometres from Indore .  This 16th century fort is famous for its elegant architecture and spectacular view from river Narmada. They also saw the world famous Maheshwari silk weaving, the local popular yarn. On the sixth day, they went to historical Mandav Garh which is a famous tourist site in Madhya Pradesh. They saw Rani Roopmati palace and Baaz Bahadur palace and other places. On the concluding day, the students participated in the joint cultural programmes, showcasing the traditions and culture of the two states. During their visits, students enjoyed and tasted different cuisines of the host state at the world famous Sarafa Chowpatty of Indore.
Various sports activities were also conducted at the internationally developed sports complex of IPS Academy.
Overall the team from Manipuri had a fruitful visit of the historical places, traditions, culture and local cuisines.
The visit was facilitated by the Union Ministry of Education and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.