New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development is sending school children to the borders to meet our soldiers and present before them an array of performances showcasing the tradition and culture of our country through traditional songs and dances. This is being done under a programme called Seema Darshan.
Child artistes demonstrate to the jawans how they are preserving and taking forward the cultural legacy of the country that the armed forces serve constantly with vigil, protecting and guarding of its borders and fighting insurgency. This kind of programme are expected to not only inspire children but also boost the morale of our soldiers on this Republic Day.
The HRD Ministry, in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home affairs, is organising ‘Seema Darshan’ programme for students for a period of 5 days beginning 22 January. The main objective of the programme is to provide the students with a first-hand experience of the prevailing security environment in the border areas. The other objectives are to foster patriotism and nationalism among the students and provide an opportunity to them to experience the border environment.
As part of this initiative, students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti will be participating in a programme in which 30 students each will visit the Akhnoor and Attari borders. During the visit, the students will be taken to the detailed Army unit in Akhnoor, the BSF unit at Amritsar and the museum or War Hero Gallery.
Only students of the 11th grade have been included in this group. The group that has left for Akhnoor includes 16 students from Kendriya Vidyalayas (8 boys and 8 girls) and 14 students from Navodaya Vidyalayas (7 boys and 7 girls). The group that has left for Attari has an equal number of students and the same gender distribution from KVs and NVs. These KVs and NVs are from different States of the country including Delhi.