Students from J&K meet Chandy

Published: 08th December 2012 12:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2012 12:45 PM   |  A+A-

Twenty-three undergraduates from two villages in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday met Chief Minister Oommen Chandy as part of a programme organised by the Rashtriya Rifles.

 Interacting with them at his office on Friday morning, the Chief Minister said that Kerala was distinguished by its communal harmony and high literacy.

 The students, accompanied by two teachers and Rashtriya Rifles officers, are on a visit to various South Indian cities and towns as part of a Rashtriya Rifles initiative to acquaint students from J&K with the cultural diversity of the nation.

 The students were also scheduled to visit the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in the city. Their itinerary includes Kanyakumari, Ooty, Mysore and Bangalore.

 Rashtriya Rifles is a branch of the Indian Army, but under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, formed to tackle insurgency in J&K.

Stay up to date on all the latest Thiruvananthapuram news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp