Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur Wednesday held an interaction session with government school students from various districts of J&K.
The students were on a visit to Himachal Pradesh under ‘student exchange programme’ organised by the Samagra Shiksha directorate.
The student exchange programmes are organised by the Samagra directorate annually in different phases, an official handout said.
The students also met Himachal Pradesh Education Minister, Suresh Baradwaj, Principal Secretary and Samagra Shiksha Director.
Besides the students, the interaction session was also attended by the state coordinators from J&K and HP.
The interaction of the students with HP Chief Minister lasted for one hour.
“The CM motivated the students for taking up the career path of their choice and excel in their chosen field. He also stressed to foster relationships with the students of other parts of the country to understand their culture and heritage,” the statement said.
Besides interaction session, various cultural events were also held during the exchange programme.
“The Chief Minister of HP expressed his interest in such programmes and said that students from Himachal Pradesh will also visit J&K in near future to strengthen the bond of love and respect,” it said.
The students also visited various schools in Shimla, Chail palace, Military school ground, Institute of Advanced Studies, Crangnano (natural park) and Annandale Army Museum.
Meanwhile, State Project Director (SPD) Samagra Shiksha, Arun Manhas has extended his gratitude to the Chief Minister of HP for interacting with J&K students.