Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, praised the nationalist fervour of the North Eastern states in preserving the unity and integrity of India. On February 15th, 2023, a group of 27 students from the North Eastern states visited Uttar Pradesh as part of the annual ‘Student Experience in Inter-State Living (SEIL)’ program of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.
The Yogi Adityanath welcomed the students and discussed the ancient cultural and spiritual ties between Uttar Pradesh and the North-Eastern states. He also tried to learn more about the Northeast region and their travel experience. CM Yogi Adityanath said, “Today, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the entire nation is working together towards ‘Developed India’ in the spirit of ‘Nation First’, putting aside differences of colour, form, dress, and language. The youth of the North East today are fulfilling their dreams by achieving success in JEE, NEET, and Civil Services Examination.”
The Chief Minister also advised the student delegation to visit Kakori near Lucknow while recalling the heroic stories of Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh in the freedom movement. He praised the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad for doing the work of ‘Ek Bharat- Shreshtha Bharat’ and bringing the North East into the mainstream of India. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also appreciated the SEIL Yatra for bridging the gap between the northeast and other Indian states.
Dr Rajsharan Shahi, the National President of ABVP, also addressed the SEIL program and highlighted the journey to introduce the Northeast to the rest of India, full of diversity like 166 sorts of tribes, various dialects, clothing and culinary preferences, and living situations.
The SEIL program aims to spread the traditional and cultural values of India, the beautiful tourist areas of the Northeast, biodiversity, and the speciality of diverse folk cultures all over India by the students of the Northeast.
It is noteworthy that 482 students from the North East are going to 64 places in 21 states of India on the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. In 2004, ABVP established a Youth Development Center for employment generation for the youth of the North East. Through this, employment training has been given to thousands of young people in the Northeast.