Kashmiri school children return from country tour

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Srinagar, Oct 10 (UNI) As many as 30 school children from Jammu and Kashmir returned here after visiting Shimla, Kasauli, Palampur, Dalhousie, Chamba Chail, Wagah border and Amritsar.

The tour, organised by the Army, had commenced on September 20.

A flagging in ceremony, chaired by General Officer-in-Commanding (GOC) Kilo Force Maj Gen Rajender Singh, was held at Mazbug.

The GOC expressed the hope that such visits would broaden the horizon of children and build bridges between different cultures by promoting mutual understanding. The Army will continue with its endeavour to help the children of Jammu and Kashmir grow into responsible citizens, he added.

The children visited scenic hill stations of Dalhousie and Chamba, Dharamsala, McCleodganj and Shimla. They met Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and Army Training Command GOC-in-C Lt Gen J K Mohanty besides interacting with students of Military School Chail and Army Public School Daksha.

The children moved on to Subathu where they were exposed to rock climbing and given an opportunity to fire on simulators. On way back, they visited Golden Temple in Amritsar and were taken to Wagah Border where the children witnessed the flag lowering ceremony.

UNI

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