Lt Gen asks J&K students to come out of valley, get jobs

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New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Vice Chief of Army Staff Devraj Anbu on Thursday met a group of Kashmiri students and encouraged them to come out of Kashmir valley to get jobs in industries.

The group of 20 undergraduate students, comprising 10 boys and 10 girls, and accompanied by three teachers from Jammu and Kashmir has been on a National Integration Tour sponsored by the government.

Speaking to reporters, Anbu said: “Till today these students had not crossed the valley… one cannot build patriotism just by saying India is great… rich in culture and diversity.”

“This is the first time they have come to Delhi and have not seen India, how will they have affection towards the country unless they get connected with different people.”

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The Vice Chief shared his experiences with the students and motivated them to work hard and contribute actively to the nation-building process. He also exhorted them to travel beyond Kashmir valley in order to grab job opportunities provided by the industry.

Undergraduate student Khalida said: “We want Kashmir to be like Delhi…with industries, shopping malls in our area.”

Describing the tour in Delhi, assistant professor Raqeeb Ahmad said the visits to the Maruti Suzuki manufacturing unit, Bharti Airtel head office, the national museum and India Gate gave the students practical experience of various aspects of economy and culture.

Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu took over as Vice Chief of Army Staff on June 1. He was earlier posted as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command.

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