Students from Kashmir call on President Mukherjee

New Delhi, Aug.22 (ANI): A group of 20 students from Suru and Zanskar valley of Jammu and Kashmir called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Addressing the students, President Mukherjee said he would like to emphasize to them his sincere belief that although the different regions of the country may seem to be vastly separated by their different cultures, traditions, music and dance, art and literature, all are bound by a shared history and a common future.

"It is our diversity that enriches our country's heritage," he said.

President Mukerjee further stated that he had full faith that participation in the tour would benefit the students immensely as it would help them in meeting different people who speak different languages in this country and would also enable them to know about the progress being made by the nation in different spheres.

The children, who met Mukherjee yesterday, are in Delhi on an educational tour of as part of Operation Sadbhavana organized by 8 Mountain Artillery Brigade Headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)

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