Leh(Ladakh), September 14(Scoop News)-An operation Sadbhavana motivational tour had been organized by 4th Battalion the Sikh light infantry under the aegis of HQ 70 Inf Bde. The tour was organized for 20 Students and two teachers from Nomadic Residential School, Puga in Leh district. The school was established in 2004 by the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council and has 120 Students from Seven nomadic villages.
The participant students had the opportunity to visit various tourist locations in Chandigarh, Delhi and Bodhgaya. The tour was flagged off on the 20th August 2013. During the tour they visited Chhatbir Zoo, Nek Chandigarh Rock Garden & Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate & Qutub Minar in Delhi, Mahabodhi temple, Thai temple, 80 feet Buddha statue in Bodhgaya, the famous Nalanda University, The Xuen Tsang museum and the Shanti Stupa at Rajgir.
The highlight was their visit to OTA Gaya. Wherein they met Maj K.T Stobdan of 1st Ladakh Scout, resident of Nimu. Who briefed them on OTA Gaya. The tour was so much inspiring to the fascinated students that they all volunteered to join the Indian Army.
The exposure and their experience with the rest of India have renewed their commitment to the Nation and oneness with rest of India. The organizers achieved much more than their aim and have built an ever stronger relationship of mutual respect with the local populace. Such efforts from the Army will not only win their hearts and mind, but also their commitment towards Nation building.
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