Chandigarh, December 28: Today around 100 students of St. Soldier International School, Chandigarh, Hansraj Public School & Bhawan Vidyalaya of Panchkula along with girls from Kitab Ghar Library of Bapu Dham came back with unforgettable memories from an Army exposure camp named as ‘Shorya Saptah’ in Ferozpur sector, which Yuvsatta organized with support of HQ Western Command.
Explaining the initiative Mr. Pramod Sharma, Coordinator of Yuvsatta and organizer of the programme told that during their stay with Indian Army children learned, especially about functions of Artillery & Infantry Units, saw small arms and big weapons from close range, got a chance learn firing technique at firing stimulators, paid homage at Samadhi of Saheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev plus also enjoyed the beating retreat ceremony at Hussainiwala Indo-Pak border.
For Meenu the Peace Club incharge teacher of Bhawan Vidyalaya, such initiatives are must to inculcate a sense of pride in being Indian and to promote a spirit of patriotism amongst young minds.
For Ahsas a student of Bhawan Vidyalaya, it was like a dream come true. Till date she had just seen the tanks, field guns and mortars in films or on TV only. Another student Saurabh of St. Soldier International School quipped that once coming in touch with Army “an individual becomes true nationalist and stops distinguishing individuals based on religion, cast and regional basis.” Ruchi from Kitab Ghar added that “It is the only career which demands and teaches supreme sacrifice for the country.” And Shubam of Hansraj Public School has already made up his mind to join the Armed forces and serve our mother land. Sharing their excitement Divya another student of St. Soldier shared that girls are considered weaker sex but they’re confident that now they bravely can face any difficulty.
Summing up the programme Jyotika Badyal of Yuvsatta said that “through this little bit of practical training, these students will develop a sense of belonging to the Army and would become more aware and intelligent citizens.” In days to come Yuvsatta volunteers are gearing-up to organize more such programmes at regular intervals.