Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh hosted a get-together for a group of students from the border districts of Poonch and Rajouri, who were on a visit to the national capital.
He spent nearly two hours in an informal interaction with these students who were mostly in the age group of 16 to 20 years and were mostly studying in different government schools or colleges. The students were excited to be face to face with Dr Jitendra Singh whom, they said, they always followed and felt proud. They requested the minister to advise the State Government to provide adequate teaching staff in their schools and also develop playgrounds. Arrangements were made for the students, many of whom were visiting Delhi for the first time, to visit the museum of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
In addition, they went for sightseeing to historic destinations like Red Fort and Qutub Minar. Dr Jitendra suggested that a visit could also be arranged for them during the parliament session so that they can witness the proceedings.
He said, these young students are going to have the privilege of being the architects of New India which is soon going to emerge as a global power. He said, most of the students in this age group have their aspirations but need to work out their inner aptitude and their inner capacities.
The students were accompanied by Deputy Superintendent of Police, J&K Police, Preeti Verma, who coordinated the visit.