-This meet sponsored by Army Public School, Pithoragarh under Army’s Operation Sadbhavana

Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir : Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, AVSM, GOC-in-C, Northern Command interacted with the students of J&K, studying in General B C Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh, sponsored through Army’s Operation Sadbhavana at Udhampur today. The students were on their way back to the school after winter break & had a lifetime opportunity of meeting the Army Commander which further motivated them to excel in future.

Indian Army is a major contributor towards Nation Building and Northern Command is spearheading the efforts in UT of J&K for empowerment of the people especially in the field of education for the youth. The Indian Army under Op Sadbhavana has sponsored 47 students from J&K for education in General BC Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand).

The Army Commander while addressing the students congratulated all those who were performing well in their respective streams and motivated them to be the bedrock of the nation which looks up to them for nation building. He told the students that they are representing their state, region, district and family and should feel proud of it and always endeavour to excel in all spheres including studies, sports and extra curricular activities. Whatever may be their goal in life, they should start working on it from today and pursue it till they achieve it.

The Army Commander while interacting with the children explained the mantra of 5 P’s for life. He emphasized on the importance of Passion for one’s dreams which is a must, Persistence combined with pragmatism which makes one succeed in any endeavour, Parvarish or the teachings of one’s parents which should never be lost sight of, Peers who are an important part of a student’s life as they can boost learning, Padhai which is an important part of life as it enables an individual to equip himself/herself with knowledge to grow in life.

The Army Commander further emphasized that the world is changing fast with latest innovations and gadgets like smart mobile phones and laptops etc. but the young children must use them smartly and not become slaves of the gadgets. He reminded the students that their final exams will be due once they reach their school in a month’s time from now and all students especially those who are appearing for Board exams should not let exam pressure weigh them down. They should take time to reflect on their potential and align it with the expectations for the future. In the end, the Army Commander wished all children the very best for their exams and a bright future ahead on behalf of Indian Army.

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