A round trip some will not forget
A group of 30 children, including 13 girls, returned home to Srinagar after an 18-day educational tour sponsored by the Army under ?Operation Sadhbhavana? according to a defence spokesman.india Updated: Jan 10, 2006 14:15 IST
A group of 30 children, including 13 girls, returned home to Srinagar after an 18-day educational tour sponsored by the Army under ‘Operation Sadhbhavana’ according to a defence spokesman.
The children from North Kashmir were sent on Watan ki Sair (a tour of the nation) by the headquarters of counter insurgency Kilo Force on behalf of 15 Corps, the spokesman added.
Accompanied by two teachers, the children interacted with Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit, enjoyed a joy ride in the Metro rail and visited historical places around the Capital during the trip, the spokesman said.
At Agra, the children visited the world famous Taj Mahal and witnessed parachute jumps organised by the parachute brigade. The students went went to Fatehpur Sikri enroute Jaipur where they had a look at the famous Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and the Amer Fort.
The schoolchildren, many of whom had not even visited Jammu before this trip, thanked the chief of staff, Northern Command at Udhampur for the wonderful opportunity provided by the army to them to see their country.
First Published: Jan 10, 2006 14:15 IST