Students of Indian origin from nine countries called on Governor Bandaru Dattatraya at Raj Bhawan today under the 57th Know India Programme organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
While interacting with the students, the Governor said that Himachal was a peaceful State and the people were peace-loving and affectionate. The State was also known as Devbhumi as it was land of Gods and Goddesses.
The objective of the programme is to enable the students of India origin to rediscover their roots and rich cultural legacy of the State and the country. The programme begins with visiting historical monuments, religious places, universities and places of tourist attraction. In the second phase of the programme they have visited Himachal Pradesh and worthwhile places like Jakhu temple, Hatu peak, Naldehra, Kufri and Tara Devi Temple.
These included 40 participants from Surinam, Guyana, Mauritius, Myanmar, Trinidad & Tobago, Fiji, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Israel.
Joint Secretary in the External Affair Ministry Nishi Kant, Secretary to Governor Rakesh Kanwar and other high officials were also present on the occasion.