Jammu: Army on Monday sent a group of 21 students on an educational-cum-motivational tour from Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir to see the country.
The group, which includes two teachers, were escorted from Khaltse area by a team under the aegis of the Tiger Hill Brigade as part of `Operation Sadbhavana,` a defence spokesman of Northern Command said.
The tour aims at providing an opportunity to the Ladakhi children to gain awareness about the cultural diversity, grandeur and economic development of the country, he said, adding that the students will visit places of interest at Nahan and Shimla.
During their visit, they will interact with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal among others.
The participating students will be exposed to the economic growth, culture and traditions of people outside Ladakh for the first time, he said.
`Operation Sadbhavana` is an initiative launched by the Army in synergy with the Ladakh civil administration to groom the young population and bring them closer to the development taking place in the national mainstream, he added.