Jammu: The Indian Army on Saturday trained students in “use and functions of weapons” as a part of the self defense training in areas living along the Line of Control in Rajouri district.
The students were taught the use and functions of weapons displayed at an event held at the Indian Army’s Kalidhar Bridge station at Bakhar-Sunderbani area, an army officer told PTI.
“Students, including a large number of girls from various government schools, participated in the event and learnt about the basics of self-defence,” he said.
MLA Nowshera, Ravinder Raina, who was the chief guest along with Colonel Ameet Singh of Kalidhar Bridge, said that the students were given detailed briefing about the weapons, their uses and functions.
Raina highlighted the role of the Indian Army and said that if there had been no army on the borders, “Pakistani militants would have killed all the people in Jammu and Kashmir”.
“Our army is our saviour and we salute the sacrifices made by the jawans of Indian Army in safeguarding the nation,” he said.
Raina said the army didn’t not only give “a befitting reply” to Pakistan at the international border and the Line of Control (LoC), it was also providing many facilities to poor people through its ‘Operation Sadbhavana’ in rural and backward areas of J&K.
Urging students to “develop a sense of nationalism”, Colonel Ameet Singh said that the “nation came first for the army, whose supreme duty was to work for the betterment” of India. He also motivated students to “join the Indian Army” to serve India.