Srinagar, Oct 26 (UNI) A group of 20 Kashmiri students, from far flung and remote areas, experienced a different world outside the Kashmir Valley during their fortnight-long tour.
The tour was organised by the 118 Infantry battalion of Grenadiers under the operation Sadbhavana.
It was a totally different world for the students, who witnessed clean roads, 24-hour electricity and busy life during their tour to different parts of the country.
''We are again back in the muddy roads, power failures for days and cold and lazy life in our village,'' said the students after their arrival here last night.
''Until we left for Jammu on October 10 morning from here everything was looking like a dream, which finally came true,'' they added.
The students from different villages, including from government High Schools of Balhama, Khrew, Wuyan and Zawoora along with two teachers left here for Jammu in a bus to catch train for Jaipur on October 11 evening. This was for the first time the students travelled in a train.
During their stay in Rajasthan they visited the Pink City, holy place of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Darga at Ajmer, the Sun city Jodhpur, Barmer and Jaisalmer.
A senior army officer said the aim of this tour was to expose the young minds about the colours and culture of Rajasthan.
The students also visited other historical and important places in other states also.
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