Assamese Students Visit Pune

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 10 November 2019

Twenty students and two teachers from Baksa district of Assam visited various military establishments and places of interest in the city as part of the ‘National Integration Tour’ from November 7 to 10.

Pune: Twenty students and two teachers from Baksa district of Assam visited various military establishments and places of interest in the city as part of the ‘National Integration Tour’ from November 7 to 10.

The students are studying in government schools in classes ninth and eleventh in Assam. The tour is an initiative by the Indian Army to showcase the rich history, culture and social bonding of the nation.
It facilitates in promoting the spirit of unity in diversity, thereby, connecting them with the economic development and progress of the nation. The students visited National Defence Academy (NDA) Khadakwasla, Khadakwasla dam, Sinhagad Fort, Cadet Training Wing, CME and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC).

The students and teachers interacted with Lieutenant General SK Saini, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command, on Saturday. The Army Commander brought out that the aim of such visits was to expose the children from far-flung and remote areas of the country to the developments, educational opportunities, rich culture and secular character existing in the country, thereby, empowering them to make informed decisions in life and take concrete steps towards social empowerment.

The children were also given souvenirs as a token of remembrance by the Army Commander.

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