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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
23-January-2016 18:53 IST
‘SEEMA DARSHAN’ – An initiative by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to provide an opportunity for the children to experience the border environment and to foster patriotism and nationalism among the students

‘Seema Darshan’ is a unique initiative being taken up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, in which school children are visiting the border areas of our country and present before our soldiers and troops an array of performances showcasing the tradition and culture of our country through traditional songs and dances. Child artists would demonstrate to the jawans how they are preserving and taking forward the cultural legacy of that country for which the armed forces are constantly on the vigil and also protecting and guarding its borders. This kind of programme will not only inspire children but also boost the morale of our soldiers on this Republic Day.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home affairs is organizing ‘Seema Darshan’ programme for students for a period of five days starting from 22nd January 2016.

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 to provide an opportunity for the children 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 would be visiting Akhnoor and Attari Borders. During the visit the students will be taken to the detailed Army Unit in Akhnoor and BSF Unit at Amritsar and visit to the Museum/War Hero Gallery etc. will be arranged for the students.

Only class 11th students from the schools have been included in this group. The group which 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). Similarly the group that has left for Attari includes same number of students ie 16 from KVs and 14 from NVs with equal number of boys and girls in the team. The students for the groups have been selected from KVs and NVs across all the states of India including Delhi.

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