Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said he had a “lively interaction” on education, Swachh Bharat Mission as well as yoga with visiting school students from Jammu and Kashmir.
Hailing from Mawar Valley, the group of 24 school girls, from classes 6th to 8th met Modi as part of the Indian Army’s ‘Operation Sadbhavna.’
“Delighted to welcome a delegation of school girls from Jammu and Kashmir, who are touring various parts of the country as a part of the Indian Army’s Sadbhavana programme,” Modi tweeted.
“The school children and I had a lively interaction on areas pertaining to education, Swachh Bharat, benefits of Yoga. They were particularly keen to know about the steps our government is taking towards furthering girl child education,” he added.
“The talented youngsters from Jammu and Kashmir can contribute greatly to the nation. It is gladdening to see more youth from the state joining the civil services and showing great potential in sports,” Modi said.
Currently on a tour to various parts of the country, the students were thrilled when Modi mentioned the names of cricketer Parvez Rasool, and UPSC topper and IAS Officer Shah Faisal, a statement said.
Modi said he looked forward to meeting the youth icons from the state soon.
In a reply to a question from a student, the prime minister said the state of Jammu and Kashmir had a lot of potential in sectors such as tourism and horticulture.