Friday, 20 January 2012


RAJOURI: Maj Gen KH Singh, General Officer Commanding, Ace of Spades division flagged in the “AMAN CARAVAN”, an educational/motivational tour at Rajouri on 20 Jan 12. The journey through the heart of India for 23 students from border areas of Jhallas, Salotri and Ghani comprising of visits to Delhi, Agra, Gwalior and Bhopal was conducted under the aegis of Krishna Ghati brigade and Ace of Spades division.

The journey started from Jhallas on 10 Jan 12 and reached Delhi via Rajauri and Jammu. The students had their first glimpse of the national capital and visited T3 terminal (IGI airport), India gate and then the Cannaught place. Thereafter at Agra they got an insight into the PARA training school followed by a sumptuous lunch at the Gateway Hotel Taj and sight seeing at The Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri with the day culminating in light and sound show at Agra fort on the calm banks of the Yamuna.

At Gwalior the children experienced a ride on the Army’s Tanks.  Later they visited the glorious Tansen Mahal, Gujari Mahal and the Archeological Museum. The children also got an opportunity to interact with The Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Ram Naresh Yadav, The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan and also with Maj Gen Om Prakash, SM at Bhopal. The team finally departed from Bhopal on a joyous train ride towards Jammu on the 18th of Jan and reached Jammu on the afternoon of 19th.

The General Officer Commanding in his interaction with the students urged and motivated them to draw inspiration from their visit to the other parts of the country never before ventured by them and contribute their bit towards a stronger nation. He also emphasized upon them to share their experience with their families and friends alike. The General in the end gave away gifts to all the students to make their little quest a memorable one.

The success of this tour has resulted in fostering closer relationship between the AWAM and the ARMY. It has also developed an everlasting imprint and a deep sense of belonging to the nation amongst the students of these remote areas.

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