Friday, 2 December 2011

Army organises national integration tour for ladies

UDHAMPUR: Under aegis of 7 Sector RR/ Kilo Force a National Integration tour was organized by 6 RR Bn(SIKH) for ladies of Ramhal Block. Often overlooked in routine tour projects, the unit took the onus to organize this tour exclusively for ladies. 
The tour comprised of twenty ladies from different walks of life who had been carefully selected from over hundred aspirants of Ramhal region. Tour was flagged off by Commander, 7 Sector Rashtriya Rifles from Phorupet on 21st Nov 2011. 
The twelve days tour included visit to Jammu, Delhi, Dehradun, Jalandhar and Amritsar. The first destination of the tour was Jammu where they visited the important historical monuments and also interacted with the girl students from the Jammu region. The tour visited Delhi from 24th to 26th Nov. The highlight of the visit was a one to one interaction with the Chief Minister of Delhi Smt Sheila Dixit.

The participants had the unique opportunity of having their breakfast with the CM of Delhi. They also visited Rashtrapathi Bhavan. However an interaction with President was not possible as she was out of station. They also witnessed the splendor of Mughal Gardens. 

The next destination of the tour was Dehradun and the highlight was visit to IMA. They witnessed the rigors young people undergo to make it to an officer in Indian Army. The tour of IMA with its rich history and traditions was an eye opener to many. The tour reached its final destination Amritsar on 29th and witnessed awe inspiring spectacle of beating retreat at Wagah border. On 2nd Dec, the tour was flagged in by Major General Ravi Thodge SM, VSM  GOC CIF(K) on their return to valley. 

In addition, the tour visited many important historical monuments like India Gate, Red Fort, Jamma Masjid, Qutub Minar, Golden Temple and Jallian Walla Bagh. They also had a chance to travel in the new Airport Express and enjoyed modern shopping experience at City Walk mall. The tour was a splendid success and the participants departed home full of memories which they will cherish.

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