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Dy CM flags-off educational-cum-motivational Tour of students
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Sept 6: Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand flagged-off Bharat Darshan Tour-2013 organized by BSF Kashmir Frontier for Kashmiri students here today.

The Bharat Darshan tour-2013, for Brave Kashmiri Girls from Snow Valley to Silicon Valley and Brave Kashmiri Boys from Parimahal to Hawamahal, comprising two contingents, one each of 20 girls and 22 boy students selected from remotest villages and far-off areas of Kashmir valley. The students would be taken by air to different parts of the country to expose them to various cultural, historical and other famous places, besides interacting with President of India and other prominent personalities of the country.

Tara Chand appreciated BSF for organizing the tour, saying that besides performing security related duties; BSF has also been over the years initiating people friendly welfare measures including organizing Bharat Darshan tours for the students living in far-off areas of the state.

Tara Chand said that the tour would help the students to get acquainted with the socio-cultural diversity of India besides inculcating in them sense of brotherhood and patriotism. “Meeting and talking with high profile personalities of the country will also help them gain confidence and inspire in them the spirit of achieving higher goals in life”, he maintained.

Lauding the role of Border Security Force in safe-guarding the Nation, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the BSF has been doing appreciable work for maintaining the security, unity and integrity of the country, praising the brave BSF men who serve and keep vigil along high mountainous peaks, deserts, plains and forests. He also paid homage to the martyrs who lay their lives for the Nation.

Deputy Inspector General, BSF Rajinder Pandey said that like previous years, this year too BSF is organising Bharat Darshan Tour for both boys and girls from the valley as a good-well gesture.

Highlighting the background and various itineraries of present tour, Deputy Inspector General, said that the journey would bring new experiences to the students. He said it was an educational-cum-motivational Bharat Darshan Tour organized with the aim to acquaint the students with varied ethos of the country. They would visit Banguluru, Mysore, Delhi, Agra, Gwalior and Jaipur and witness historical sites and places. He said that the trip would provide them an opportunity to visit various parts of the country and understand the culture of people living in other states.

DIG, BSF presented votes of thanks on the occasion. Later, the Deputy Chief Minister gave away presents to the students.


News Updated at : Saturday, September 7, 2013
 
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