The India Post, Chandigarh, 29th December, 2008 :Yesterday, late at night around 80 students of KB DAV-7 and Govt. Model High School (Timber Market), Sector 26 came back with unforgettable memories of memorable five days spent in Ferozpur sector. To inculcate a sense of pride in being Indian and to promote a spirit of patriotism, this ‘Army Attachment Camp’ was organized for around 80 students from Chandigarh and another 25 from Dev Samaj Sr. Sec. School, Ferozpur, by Yuvsatta and HQ Western Command.
Explaining the initiative Mr. Parmod 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, they touched and saw all important weapons from close range and even got a chance to fire from small weapons.
For Jayant of KB DAV-7, it was like a dream come true. Till date they have just seen the tanks, field guns and mortars in films or on TV, but it was their first chance to see the valour of Indian Army.
Another student Rajat quipped that once coming in touch with Army "an individual becomes true nationalist and stops distinguishing individuals based on religion, cast and regional basis.". Akansha added that "It is the only career which demands and teaches supreme sacrifice for the country." And Ganga Kumar a class X student of Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 26 has already made up his mind to join the Armed forces and serve our mother land.
Sharing their excitement Nidhi shared that it is said that girls are considered weaker sex but they’re confident that at least for them this Camp will change the image of girl, for them modern girls are confident and can face any eventuality.
The excited lot of students also presented to brave soldiers, around 1000 beautiful handmade ‘Patriotic Picture Postcards’ prepared by them with messages of love for country and peace on earth. The visit christen as ‘Shorya Saptah’ ended with visit at Golden Temple in Amritsar on December 27, 2008..
Summing up the programme Mr. Vikas Chatrath, General Secretary of Yuvsatta said that "I am hopeful 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."