Amit Sharma , Jammu : The Rashtriya Rifles Battalion located at Sarh organised a picnic and an essay writing competition for children of Govt High School, Budhan and Govt High School, Sajru at Daggan Top, today under the aegis of Rashtriya Rifles Sector located at Mahore. The Picnic and the essay writing competition were organised as part of the ongoing Operation Sadbhavana.
The topics were contemporary and provided a platform for the students to freely express their views in either English, Hindi or Urdu. The topics for the Essay Writing competition were National Integration of India, Developing Jammu & Kashmir, Role of Youth for Better India, Role of Youth to Curb Militancy in the Area, and Education – The Way Forward. The competition also contributed towards all round personality development of the students. The children participated in the competition with lots of zeal and enthusiasm.
Approx 145 students from both the schools participated with enthusiasm to showcase their talents. During the picnic a Kabaddi Competition and Essay Competition were the highlights of the day. The event was witnessed by students and teachers from both the schools.
The Commanding Officer of the Rashtriya Rifles Battalion distributed the prizes to the winners of the competition. The Principal of the schools thanked and expressed profound gratitude towards the army for organizing the event. Mr. Pritam Lal, the Principal, Govt high School, Sajru said that such events not only provides a leap towards fostering the bond of friendship between the Army and local populace, but also helps in identifying budding writers of the area.