15-day army tour ends
Srinagar, Dec 23: A 15-day educational tour for school children organized by the army ended on Tuesday, a defence spokesman said.
“In the ongoing process to integrate the children of Kashmir Valley into the national mainstream, the army conducts various educational and motivational tour for the students. A tour from Kashmir to Vishakapatnam for the 20 students of Cambridge Mission School, Wanabal, Budgam and Khalsa English School, Chittisingpura, Islamabad (Anantnag) was conducted under the aegis of Chinar Air Defence Brigade,” he said.
The tour, according to the spokesman, commenced on December 7 and culminated on December 23. “The children visited Kolkata, Bhubanashwar, Gopalpur, Vishakapatnam, Agra and New Delhi. The children had the opportunity to meet President of India Pratibha Devi Singh Patil at New Delhi,” the spokesman added.
The children were received by Major General S K Khajuria, Chief of Staff, Chinar Corps in presence of parents and relatives.
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