A group of 36 children (18 boys and 18 girls) in the age group of 13 to 16 years from primary and high schools of Katwa District of Jammu and Kashmir visited Bangalore as part of the National Integration tour from Kashmir to Bangalore under “Operation Sadbhavana”, organised by the third Battalion of JAT Regiment of the Indian Army.
According to a press release, they also visited Jaipur, Agra, Hyderabad en route Bangalore.
From Bangalore they will be proceeding to Chennai, Trivandrum, Kanyakumari and will then return to Jammu and Kashmir. The tour which started on December 1 will conclude on December 18.
They visited the Karnataka and Kerala Sub Area and met Brigadier Adolf S Pinto, Deputy General Officer Commanding of Karnataka and Kerala Sub Area of the Indian Army.
During their stay in the city, they will call upon Governor H R Bharadwaj and visit various tourists’ places in Bangalore.
This tour is aimed to give exposure to poor school children from the remote border regions of interior Kashmir about the world outside their villages and help them get involved in mainstream activities.