Excelsior Sports Correspondent
RAJOURI, Sept 2: In its endeavour to encourage the youth, Indian Army organised “Trekking Tour from Thanamandi to Kharimarg” for the youth of Thanamandi, which began here today and will conclude on September 11, 2019.
The flagging off ceremony was attended by prominent members of Army and Civil Administration.
The aim of the trekking tour was to motivate children from these remote areas to get a first hand feel of the adventure and way of life of Indian Army and on return, to strive to join Indian Army.
The entire tour covers a distance of around 18 Kilometers in altitude from 6500 ft to 11361 feet over sixteen days which includes initial six days of training for tent pitching, survival, first aid and acclimatization and next 10 days of actual trek.
The focus of this tour is to inspire the youth of the region to become well groomed, responsible future citizens of the country.
The efforts of Indian Army were applauded by the gathering.
The locals expressed that such events will go a long way in strengthening the Civil-Military relationship in the region.