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Students return from ‘capacity building tour’

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Feb 19: A group of students hailing from North Kashmir’s Baramulla district today returned from a ‘capacity building tour’ named as ‘Daura-e-Khwaja’ organized by Army.
A defence spokesman said the tour was organized by Army’s Kilo Force and was flagged in at Uplona in Baramulla district. “The tour was flagged off at Uplona on February 4. A total of twenty students, one teacher and five organising staff formed part of the tour,” he said.
The students visited places like Jaigarh Fort, Moti Doongri, Nahargarh Fort, Birla Mandir, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, City Palace and Hawa Mahal at Jaipur, the defence spokesman said. “At Ajmer, the students visited Dargah Sharif, Sola Khamba, Shahan Jahan Mosque, Ana Sagar Lake, Adhai Din ka Jhopra,” he said.
As a capacity building measure, students were given the opportunity to interact with students and staff of renowned Sanskriti School at Ajmer, the spokesman added. He said the students also visited Jammu University and interacted with the staff as well scholars of the university.
“During the flagging in ceremony, the participants expressed their gratitude to the Army for providing them with such opportunities that exposed them to the rich cultural heritage of the country, witness the progress in educational sector and broaden their horizon,” the defence spokesman added.


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