Army sends students of Poonch to educational tour
A group of 20 students from far-flung areas of the district were sent on a 10-day-long educational tour of northern India.india Updated: Jul 11, 2009 18:10 IST
A group of 20 students from far-flung areas of the district were sent on a 10-day-long educational tour of northern India.
The tour of 20 students, accompanied by two teachers, is a part of carrying forward the spirit of sadbhavana to undertake projects by Indian Army to reach out to the common people of the far-flung areas in the state, a defence spokesman said in Poonch.
The tour was flagged off by Commander of Poonch Brigade Brigadier Satish Dua in presence of district Development Commissioner Mohammad Afzal Bhat and other senior officials.
During the tour, the students will visit Jammu, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Mussoorie, he said adding that they will also be taken to various institutions in these cities during the tour.
The spokesman said added that the educational tour will bring about a great deal of awareness among the children about the cultural and regional diversity alongside the unique harmony that binds this nation.