The students -- 20 girls and 22 boys in the age group of 12 - 16 years -- are on a Bharat Darshan Tour from Sept 6 to Sept 16, organised by the Border Security Force (BSF).
As part of the programme, they were taken to Bangalore, Mysore, Agra, Gwalior, Jaipur and Delhi. These children also visited places of historical and cultural importance in these cities.
K K Sharma welcomed Ramachandran and apprised him of the composition of the group of children and that they all belong to remote areas of Kashmir and the visit would add to their broader vision about their country at large.
The children then shared their experiences of visit to different historical places and thanked the Indian government for organising tours of this nature.
Ramachandran blessed the children and shared his ideas. He advised them to share the beauty of diversified culture of India and help the country grow in a unified manner getting stronger each day.
As part of its civic action programme, the BSF conducts Bharat Darshan Tour for the children of poor families from the remote and border areas of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Bharat Darshan Tour is conducted by the BSF as goodwill gesture with an aim to acquaint the children with rich culture and tradition of other parts of India, so that they can be integrated with rest of the country.
"It will afford them a change to broaden their horizon and make them aware of the opportunities awaiting them in the country. The tour would help in motivating the students to develop an adventurous spirit and aim higher in life," the BSF said in astatement.
The BSF is organising such programmes since 1999. Till date, 1250 children from J and K have participated in the BSF sponsored 41 Bharat Darshan Tours.
--IBNS (Posted on 13-09-2013)