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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 21.08.2013

A group of 20 students from Suru and Zanskar valley of Jammu and Kashmir called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (August 21, 2013).

Addressing the students, the President said that he would like to emphasize to them his sincere belief that although the different regions of the country may seem to be vastly separated by their different cultures, traditions, music and dance, art and literature, yet we are all bound by our shared history and our common future. It is our diversity that enriches our country’s heritage, he said. The President stated that he had full faith that participation in the tour would benefit the students immensely as it would help them in meeting different people who speak different languages in this country and would also enable them to know about the progress being made by the nation in different spheres.

The children are in Delhi on an educational tour of as part of Operation Sadbhavana organized by 8 Mountain Artillery Brigade Headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir.

This release issued at 1840 hrs