TSEWANG RIGZIN LEH: A day after 16th Battalion of ITBP flagged off a team of students for Bharat Darshan exposure tour to Delhi and Goa, the 37th Battalion on Tuesday organised a flag in ceremony of 46 students from different Government Schools of border regions, who returned back to Leh after visiting Delhi and Kochi under the Civic Action Programme of ITBP. The flag in ceremony was held in Drona Hall of 5th Battalion ITBP under the chairmanship of Commandant 5th Battalion ITBP, Pritam Singh in presence of Commandant 16th Battalion Ajay Singh, Commandant (Staff), SHQ, ITBP Sidharth Kumar, Dy Commandant 37th Battalion Mukesh Meena Kumar and other officers. Speaking on the occasion, Commandant Pritam Singh informed that every ITBP Battalion has received directions to organise Bharat Darshan tour for students from different villages of Ladakh. 5th battalion has a budget of Rs 50 lakh for organising Bharat Darshan tour, he informed. Singh further said that students from a previous Bharat Darshan tour, organised by his battalion, had an opportunity to interact with the President of India coincidentally on Children’s Day. Pritam Singh noted that Indian is a big country with lot of diversities and such exposure tours will enrich the students with knowledge of Indian heritage, history and culture. Deputy Commandant 37th Battalion Mukesh Meena Kumar presented a welcome speech while AC 37th Bn Praveen Kumar gave a detailed presentation about visit of students to various historical places in Delhi and Kochi including Qutub Minar, Red Ford, India Gate, Mahadev Temple, Sri Vallabha Temple Thrissur, Maraikulam Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Cherai Beach. The team comprised of 46 students including 23 boys and 23 girls, from Government Middle Schools of Niddar and Tarchit, Government High School Chumathang and Government Higher Secondary School Nyuma. A female and a male teacher accompanied the students.
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