Army sends 23 girl students on educational tour

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 01:04

Jammu: Army on Monday sent a group of 23 girl students of Poonch district on an educational-cum-motivational tour under `Operation Sadbhavana`.

The 15-day tour named "Deedar-e-Watan- Kashmir se Kanyakumari" was flagged off by Family Welfare Organisation (FWO) president Harshita Rajeshwar from Palma in Rajouri district, a defence spokesman said here.

The tour has been organised by the Rashtriya Rifles Battalion under the aegis of Counter Insurgency Force (Romeo), he added.

These college students are scheduled to visit New Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Kanyakumari and Trivandrum, wherein they will learn about the varied culture and heritage of the country and explore opportunities for growth available to them in rest of the country, he said.

During the tour, they will also get the opportunity to interact with the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Kerala Governor, AICC president Sonia Gandhi, Union minister Salman Khurshid, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, cricketers Mohammad Azharuddin and Rahul Dravid, the spokesman said.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 01:04

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