Army sponsors school education of 10 children from Ladakh

Wednesday, May 27, 2015,18:59 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Srinagar | Under the operation Sadbhavana, the Army has sponsored education of ten students from Ladakh,  and they will be taken to Kerala institute a defence ministry spokesman said here today.
Lt Colonel N N Joshi said that Ladakh due to inhospitable terrain and extreme weather has remaind the most undeveloped region of the country, particularly affecting the younger generation.
However, to mitigate this disadvantage of the local school going children, Tiger Hill Brigade sponsors the education of students in the region under Operation Sadbhavana, by arranging for their higher secondary schooling in a quality school outside Ladakh.
Lt Col Joshi said under the scheme, ten meritorious students of the region are selected and sent to study in the prestigious Chinmaya Vidyalaya in Kannur, Kerala.
He said tuition fees, hostel fees, travelling expenses and all other incidental expenses are paid for under the project.
He said the commander of the Tiger Hill Brigade, Brigadier Ravinder Gurung, interacted with the parents and students who were proceeding to Kannur for the next academic session.
Speaking on the occasion, Brig Gurung, emphasised the importance of quality education in ones life and commended the students for their academic excellence.