NAUSHERA: An educational-cum-motivational tour was organized under ‘Project Sadbhavana’ by the Ace of Spades Division and Naushera Brigade from 26 Feb 12 to 06 Mar 12 for twenty students from militancy affected villages located in remote areas near the line of control of Naushera Sector.
The tour was flagged off from Naushera on 26 Feb 2012 and culminated at Butalia Auditorium at Naushera on 06 Mar 2012 after visiting Goa, Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Delhi. During the tour, the participants spread the message of peace and tranquility and closely witnessed the vibrant history culture & progress of India that these locations had to offer.
This tour had their first halt at Goa, where Youth Hostel Association of India provided great hospitality and accommodation for children. They visited Dolphin, Aguada Fort, Calangute Beach, Baga beach, Lord Bodgeshwar Temple and Aqua World Cruises, INA Hansa, Old Goa Church, Archaeological Museum and Mangeshee Temple. The children also witnessed the sports infrastructure facilities at the Sports Authority of Goa (SAG).
At Hyderabad they visited Charminar, Macca Masjid, Nehru Zoological Park and Golconda Fort. The children were thereafter taken to Secunderabad. During their stay in Secunderabad they visited Birla Temple, Lumbini Park, NTR Garden and Hussain Sagar Lake. Seeing the sites & places the children were extremely enthusiastic and trying to learn the culture and were motivated by the development & infrastructure of these places.
The children were thereafter taken to New Delhi where they visited India Gate, Red Fort, Rajghat and Lotus Temple and were thrilled to experience ride in the famous Metro Train.
The successful completion of this tour has resulted in developing a deep sense of belonging to the nation amongst these children of remote areas. This tour has given a glimpse of the road to better future & development to these children which will become their guiding light to shape the future, growth & development of their areas when they grow up.