As many as 1,000 students of various Government schools from across the State departed for an excursion to New Delhi and Amritsar on Tuesday.
This is the second trip under Mukhyamantri Shaikshnik Bhraman Yojna wherein the students will be shown around major tourist spots in the two cities for five days.
As the train departed from Hatia railway station on Tuesday, the excitement was visible on the young faces. Neha Kumari, one of the students going on the excursion said, “This is the first time that I am going out of Jharkhand and that too with friends. I am looking forward to the experience of learning new things and get to see places where I have never been before.”
This year’s first trip was to Hyderabad from August 9 to 14 in which 952 students from various Government schools of the State were able to see famous places like Charminar, Golkunda Pahari, Salargunj Museum and other places.
In future, two more trips are to be organised, on to New Delhi and Jaipur from September 4 to 9 and another to Bengaluru and Mysore from December 21 t o28.
The first trip under the Shaikshanik Bhraman Yojna was flagged off in 2017 by Chief Minister Raghubar Das. During the ceremony the CM had said that the students of government schools want to go on educational tour like private school students too but are unable to because of lack of funds. This is the reason that the government decided to organise such tours for them.
Explaining the importance of these tours, Das had said that the trip will help the students learn new culture and help in educational and intellectual growth. Also, it will help the students gain self confidence.
For the tour, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between State Education and Literacy Department and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) for providing an 18 bogie train dedicated exclusively for the project.