Bandipore children meet Guv
Jammu, Nov 22: A group of 20 students from the Bandipore district, back from their visit to various places of historical and cultural importance in South India, met Governor, N N Vohra, here today and shared with him their experiences during this tour.
The students were accompanied by one of their teachers and the Army officers who had been with them on the tour.
The 17-day national integration tour was organized by the Armyís 3rd Battalion of the Madras Regiment under the Sadbhavana Programme which has the objective of learning through friendship. During this tour the students visited Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari. The tour was flagged-off from Bandipore on November 7 and will conclude on November 23.
Interacting with the students, the Governor enquired from them about the places they had visited, the places they liked most and their most exciting experience during the tour. All the students said it was an excellent opportunity for them to have visited various places of educational, scientific, historical and cultural interests in Kerala.
When the Governor asked some of the students in this group, who are studying in the 6th to 12th classes, about the careers they would wish to pursue, a number of them showed keen interest in pursuing courses in medicine and engineering.
The students said in Thiruvananthapuram they had called on the Kerala Governor, M O H Farook and had had tea with him. They had also visited Napier Museum, Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Kovalam Beach, Palace Complex, ISRO Station and other places of interest, besides enjoyed a motor boat ride. At Kanyakumari, they had visited Vivekananda Rock and other places of historical interest.
The Governor presented gifts to the students and wished them a bright future. He asked Lt. Liju and other accompanying Army personnel to provide photo albums to the children as a memorabilia of their tour.
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