Kupwara: Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Imam Din today flagged off a group of 57 students for a trekking expedition from here, which was escorted by 10 teachers. He also flagged off 70 Rehber-e-Khail and 30 management staff for refresher courses at a function conducted by District Youth Services and Sports Department Kupwara.
The students, representing 13 zones of the district, are scheduled to explore the areas of Teetwal during the 05 days trekking programme. Whileas, the teachers will be given refresher courses for upgrading their life skills.
On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner, Imam Din , while addressing students and teachers exhorted them to take full benefits of trekking expedition as it has a varied scope.
He said apart from physical development, the trekking develops a sense of togetherness among the students. He also asked teachers to take advantage of refresher courses which are meant for upgrading their life skills.
He said that such events will also boost the local tourism of the less explored places like Teetwal.