Students take part in small arms fire
A delegation of 110 students and faculty members of Virtual University (VU) spent a day out with Pakistan Army troops at Lahore Garrison. According to an ISPR press release, the day-long programme, was specifically organised for students to sensitise them on security, self-defence and enlighten them on operational preparedness of Pakistan Army.
The programme ‘Know your Army’, has been specifically initiated for the youth on desire of Chief of Army Staff. The aim is to further enhance the morale, motivation and confidence of young generation in them and their armed forces.
The day-long programme started with wreath-laying ceremony and Dua at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. This was followed by a demonstration by Quick Reaction Force to combat terrorists. They commended the agility and fighting capability of the elements of Light Commando Battalion.
The students witnessed arms and equipment display and participated in small arms fire. The programme culminated with flag-lowering ceremony at Pak-India joint checkpoint at Wagah Border.
The students were thrilled by smart turnout and bearing combined with immaculate drills by troops of Pakistan Rangers. They were happy to be amidst highly charged crowd chanting slogans of Pakistan Zindabad that further added to their feelings of enthusiasm and patriotism. They evinced keen interest in the programme and commended the sacrifices and resolve of army officers and troops in the ongoing war against terrorism. They applauded the state of morale and professional competence of Pakistan Army and thanked the Army Chief for providing them a life time experience and opportunity.