Under the aegis of Indian Army, Chinar Corps organised a motivational cum educational tour starting from Srinagar-Jammu-Pune-Mumbai and back was flagged off Sunday from Panzgam to Srinagar-Jammu-Pune-Mumbai and back.
The tour is being conducted from Feb 08 till Feb 28, 2015 for 18 School children and two teachers belonging to Kupwara district.
“The aim of the tour is to provide an opportunity to the poor and under privileged children of rural area’s to visit new places and witness the diverse Indian culture and as a result help in their overall personality development,” the army said in a statement.
The tour programme includes visits to various military establishments of NDA (Khadakwasala), Bombay Engineers Centre in Kirkee, Ordinance factory, Pune. “These children will also be taken to Naval Dockyard Colaba and will also get an opportunity to see the Indian Navy air craft carrier INS Vikrant. They will also be interacting with important dignitaries of army and civil diaspora,” the statement said.
Also, the students will visit places like Bagh-e-Bahu Fort, Singhad Fort, Gate Way of India, Marine Drive, Jahangir Gallery, Hazi Ali Dargah, Elephanta caves, Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Nehru Planetarium etc.
The tour will be flagged in on Feb 28, 2015 in presence of parents, guardians and civil administration official of Kupwara of touring children.