Chandigarh, October 20: Discipline, integrity, loyalty — the Indian Army values held strong as one hundred local students explored the Indian Army’s Engineers Regiment command office adjoining Chandigarh.
The initiative was organized by Yuvsatta along with HQ Western Command, with the participation of three schools, Govt. Model High School (Police Lines) Sector 26, New Public School, Shivalik Public School, Chandigarh, as well as Bal Panchayat members of Bapu Dham Colony.
Members of the Engineers Regiment took valuable time to share their passion for the Army with the children, and impart the morals that guide them. The army staff guided them through rooms containing classes, computers, training materials and simulated weapons such as the ones used to clear mine fields. The guides explained the structure of their section, and the methodical way they are organized.
High school children were led through model nuclear shelters, where one can take refuge in case of radiation or attack by biological weapons. They also saw the protective gears and equipment that protects soldiers in case of nuclear attack.
All of the youngsters observed the meticulously clean rows of simple beds and trunks in the living quarters. The officials explained to them that the army treated each member equally, regardless of their socio-economic or religious background.
Toward the end of the event, the youth got a taste of the army’s hospitality as they ate samosas, drank juice and chai in the dining hall, where the Adjutant officer of Engineers Regiment spoke to them about the importance of self respect, and completing activities with mind and heart.
Throughout the morning, the children learned firsthand about the backbone of the Indian Army, the engineers, and the steadfast way that they serve the nation.