A group of 40 school children – 20 girls and 20 boys – from Jammu region called on the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh in Delhi on Friday. The students are on a Bharat Darshan Tour from 19th January 2018 to 30th January 2018 organized by the Border Security Force (BSF).
The concept of Bharat Darshan Tours for the children from Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) was started as an annual feature in the year 2000. Rajesh Ranjan, SDG BSF apprised the Home Minister of the composition of the group. He informed that Bharat Darshan tour has widened horizons and given the children an opportunity to see the diversities of the nation.
The children then shared their experiences of visits to different historical places and thanked the BSF and the Government of India for organizing tours of this nature.
While addressing the children, Rajnath Singh desired to communicate the experiences gained during this tour to the remote areas from where all have come.
These children are selected for Bharat Darshan as a part of intensive civic action programme of the force in remote and backward areas of the border.
As part of the programme, the children visited Amber Fort, Albert Hall Museum, Junagarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, and City Palace in Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, and Agra Fort in Agra, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Rastrapati Bhawan, and Metro Ride and witnessed the Republic day parade at New Delhi.
After meeting with the Home Minister, all the children proceed to Amritsar where they will witness the Retreat Ceremony at Attari Border and also visit the historical places of Amritsar.
According to the government, 1619 children from J&K have participated in BSF-sponsored 58 Bharat Darshan Tours.