BY MOHD MAJID MALIK : BHADERWAH ,JAN 1 : School students from Bhaderwah will get a feel of various cities of nation as today 4RR BIHAR flag off ten twenty days tour for them as a part of the all-India tour organised by the Indian Army.
Twenty boys accompanied by two teachers are touring India with the aim of giving them an exposure to the diversity, progress and strength of their country. Five personnel from the army, including an officer, are accompanying the students.During their stay in various states the students and their teachers were hosted by various army Commands of the nation . The kids will enjoy their visit on the Delhi ,Mumbai ,Goa , HP , MP , Gujrat said Yudvir Singh Sukhai CO 4 RR on the occasion . As part of their sightseeing trip, the kids visited the Bolghatty Palace, Hill Palace Museum and Marine Drive.
They also spent a day at the Athirappilly waterfalls., he further added . This is the 14th year of the Indian Army programme to introduce the rest of India to the school students of Jammu and Kashmir. “This is a unique opportunity for the children who would otherwise never get an opportunity to see the diverse nature and culture of our country,” said second in Command 4 RR Patil . Patil further said the tour to Delhi-Chennai-Pune-Gujrat was aimed at giving these students a firsthand feel of the composite culture of India as also to expose them to the rapid all round progress that the country is making, including in the field of higher education and the corporate sector, a media communication from the defence department said.He students got a chance to meet and interact with the President of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, and deputy chief of army staff, Lt General VS Tonk, the governor of Tamil Nadu, Surjit Singh Barnala apart from a host of other activities.Parents of the students who were present to send off their wards hoped that the trip will completely changed the perception of these students about the rest of India. Many of them are actively considering venturing out to different parts of the country for higher education and even joining Indian army as a cherished option, SDPO Bhaderwah Jameel Ahmed said .