ISLAMABAD: A delegation of 110 male and female students and faculty members belonging to Virtual University (VU) spent a day out with Pakistan Army troops at Lahore Garrison on Monday.
The day long programme, was specifically organised for students to sensitize them on security, self defence and also to enlighten them on operational preparedness of Pak-Army – The programme ‘Know your Army’, has been specifically initiated for the youth on desire of Chief of Army Staff, says a press release issued by ISPR.
The aim is to further enhance the morale, motivation and confidence of our young generation in them and their armed forces. The day-long programme started with wreath laying ceremony and dua at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. This was followed by a demonstration by Quick Reaction Force to combat terrorists.
They commended the agility and fighting capability of the elements of Light Commando Battalion. The students also witnessed arms and equipment display and participated in small arms fire. The day long programme culminated with flag lowering ceremony at Pak-India joint check post at Wagha Border.
The students were thrilled by smart turnout and bearing combined with immaculate drills by troops of Pakistan Rangers. They were happy to be amidst highly charged crowd chanting full throated slogans of Pakistan Zindabad that further added to their feelings of enthusiasm and patriotism.
The students evinced keen interest in the programme and commended the sacrifices and resolve of Pakistan Army officers and troops in the ongoing war against terrorism. They also applauded the state of morale and professional competence of Pak Army and thanked the Army Chief for providing them a life time experience and opportunity.