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 - India to Observe October 22 as Black Day to Highlight Pak-Backed Militia's Invasion in J&K

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 - Sanjay Dutt Emerges Victorious In His Battle With Lung Cancer, Says 'I am Eternally Grateful'

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 - Mumbai Local Train News: New Directives Issued, All Women Now Allowed to Travel | Check Timings