Mumbai, Jun 9:  It is not every day that one gets to ride an Army tank and experience a soldier’s life, but school children from Mumbai did just that in Jammu and Kashmir, courtesy the Indian Army which gave them the opportunity through ‘Know Your Army’ initiative. Lt Gen R R Nimbhorkar, AVSM, SM, VSM General Officer Commanding of the Nagrota-based White Knight Corps, said the unique programme, which comprised 138 students, four principals and 19 teachers from nine Mumbai schools, enabled students to experience life in the Army.Also Read - NCB Official Sameer Wankhede’s Wife Writes to Maharashtra CM Uddhav, Says ‘Woman's Dignity Being Toyed, Balasaheb Wouldn’t Have Liked It’

A tour of the border areas was organised for students and teachers from various schools of Mumbai recently. They visited Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts as part of a week-long tour of the northern state during which they participated in a number of cultural exchange programmes with local schools and interacted with Army personnel. (ALSO READ: Kashmir jihadi Burhan Wani warns of attack on police forces, calls Indian Army ‘real terrorist’ (Watch Video)) Also Read - No Firecrackers, Only Diyas: Maharashtra Govt Urges All To Celebrate Diwali By Lighting Lamps; Issues Guidelines

The students were exposed to a large spectrum of activities under the theme ‘Know Your Army’, Gen Nimbhorkar, General Officer Commanding, 16 Corps of Indian Army, said. The tour started with an experience of a tank ride that brought in a real sense of adventure and thrill for the students. They were also shown a wide range of weaponry used by the Indian Army. The children also witnessed some real action through a variety of demo drills. Also Read - International Flights: Air India Announces Fresh Flight Schedule Between India and Thailand | Here’s How to Book Tickets