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Army launches student exchange programme

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Srinagar: Indian Army organised a Student Exchange Program under which the students from various schools of the UT are getting an opportunity to visit Kashmir and Jammu divisions respectively.

A defence spokesman said that 25 students including 12 boys and 13 girls accompanied by three teachers from Jammu visited Kashmir from 11-14 December 21. Similarly, students from Kashmir will be visiting Jammu soon.

“Various events were conducted during the course of the conduct of the Student Exchange Program. The students visited the Aviation Facility wherein they were given insight on the functioning of an Aircraft. The students also visited the Z Morh Tunnel and got an insight on the Tunnel Construction process from the engineers of NHIDCL. Environment Park at Hang and Zero Point at Sonamarg helped the students understand the flora and fauna of Kashmir.

“The students participated in a Cultural Exchange Program cum Interactive Session with the Kashmiri students at AGS, Margund. They also got an opportunity to witness the Kashmiri tradition and custom, during their visit to a Kashmiri household. A Bonfire cum Cultural Evening was also organised for them, wherein, they danced to the tunes of Kashmiri folk songs and witnessed the Kashmiri folk music, sung by local Kashmiri artists,” the spokesman said, adding, during their visit to Badami Bagh Cantt, the students visited the Chinar Darohar Archeological site and IBADAT-E-SHAHDAT Museum, wherein they witnessed the rich history of Kashmir.

He said that the students from Jammu interacted with Lt Gen DP Pandey, GOC, Chinar Corps.

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