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Outreach to religious leaders, Youth in Jammu and Kashmir

Published Nov 07, 2019
Updated Feb 06, 2020

Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat interacted with group of multi-religion religious teachers from former militancy hit areas of Reasi and Rajouri on 05 November 2019, who are on a tour to North India as part of Operation Sadbhavana. The religious teachers represent the major religions in the valley and included 15 Maulvis, four Pandits and two Granthis.

This capacity building tour, the first of its kind, showcases the secularism and unity of the Kashmiris working towards development of the region. General Rawat exhorted the teachers to work towards maintaining peace in the region and promised full support to them towards fulfilling their local requirements.

Indian Army’s stand reflects the core values of the nation and this initiative is guided by this idea.

The total duration of the visit is eight days, that is, from 02 November to 09 November 2019. During the conduct of the tour, these teachers will be taken to Wagah – Attari Border, Gobindgarh fort, Golden Temple at Amritsar, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Akshardham Temple, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Select City Walk Mall at Delhi, Ajmer Sharif Dargah and Pushkar Lake at Ajmer.

Youth of Jammu & Kashmir participating in ‘WatanKoJano’ called on the President of India last year .Speaking on the occasion, the President noted that the young participants have visited many cities, including Agra, Jaipur, Ajmer and now Delhi. They have interacted with a diversity of people and cultures of our country. They would no doubt have sensed the love and affection of our fellow citizens.

The President cited examples of achievements of students and youth from Jammu & Kashmir in different national-level competitive examinations and endeavours. He said that the entire country is proud of and appreciates the promise and talent of the young people of Jammu & Kashmir. This talent, he said, can lead them to great success.