The Ministry of Human Resource Development has come up with a unique initiative ‘Seema Darshan’ to celebrate the 67th Republic Day. Students, selected in two batches have been sent to visit the border areas of the country for a duration of 5 days, starting from 22 January. The initiative has been organized by HRD Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs.
As per the press release, 32 students from Kendriya Vidyalayas and 28 students from Navodaya Vidyalayas, grouped in two batches have been sent to Akhnoor border and Attari border. These groups will pay the visit to the detailed Army unit in Akhnoor and BSF Unit at Amritsar. Students will also visit the Museum/War Hero Gallery and other places as per the schedule.
Students of Class 11 from Navodaya Vidyalayas and Kendriya Vidyalayas have been selected to participate in this programme. Students will give different performances and represent the tradition and culture of the country through traditional songs and dances.
The statement from HRD Ministry reads, “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 announcement of this initiative was made by HRD Minister Smriti Irani in November last year when she said that students will be encouraged to visit soldiers posted in borders to understand the functioning of security forces and spread the message of peace.
Each group consists of 30 students; 16 students from Kendriya Vidyalayas (8 boys and 8 girls) and 14 students from Navodaya Vidyalayas (7 boys and 7 girls). The students have been selected from KVs and Navodaya Vidyalayas across all the states of the country.