SRINAGAR - After students, the Army organised organised a 'Desert Safari cum National Integration Tour' (DSNIT) for the elders of remote and far-flung areas which remained cut off during winter months due to heavy snowfall.
A Defence ministry spokesman said here today that elders, some of whom have not even visited outside their villages, left Drugmulla in the frontier district of Kupwara about 90 km from here yesterday.
The tour is being organised as part of Project Sadbhavana under the aegis of Artillery Brigade from November 5 to November 17, he said.
The elders will visit Srinagar today, Jammu, Jaipur, Ajmer and Jaisalmer, he said, adding that they would be exposed to the rich heritage and development in the other parts of the country.
Besides they will visit historical places, including fort palaces, museum, Ajmer Sherif and Taragarh atJaipur, Jaisalmer and Ajmer.
Apart from this they will be taken to zoo, lakes, parks, garden and sand dunes. The aim of this tour is to expose the people of border areas to the benefits and impact of peace and development. The national integration tour has a multifarious aim of fostering brotherhood, feeling of unity and creating awareness of the nation's multi faceted identity.
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