Army conducts countrywide tour for J&K children

To generate better trust and goodwill, the army has conducted a fortnight-long countrywide tour for a group of children belonging to far-flung border areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2010, 15:53 PM IST

Jammu: To generate better trust and
goodwill, the Army has conducted a fortnight-long countrywide
tour for a group of children belonging to far-flung border
areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Twenty-three children along with two teachers from
remote areas of Rajouri and Reasi districts of the state had
left from Budhal in Rajouri district on June 7 to visit Delhi,
Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore for a period of 15 days," a
defence spokesman said here Wednesday.

The children visited all the tourist places in Delhi,
Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

The tour, which was conducted by Rashtriya Rifles and
Counter Insurgency Force (CIF), was flagged in by General
Officer Commanding (GOC) of CIF at Reasi as the children
returned from the tour Wednesday, he said.

The successful completion of the tour has resulted in
fostering close relationship between the locals and the Army,
he said, adding that it has also developed a deep sense of
belonging to the nation amongst these children of remote
areas.

This project will help the Army to generate better trust
and goodwill amongst the masses besides winning their hearts
and minds, he added.

PTI