Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, Chandigarh, took a pledge on Tuesday to uphold the integrity of the nation and work for their motherland. They also wrote personal postcards of acknowledgement and appreciation for soldiers guarding the country's borders. On the second day of 'Project V-Care-Saluting the soldiers', the function was jointly organised by Yuvsatta, Indian Oil Corporation and Peace Club of the school. Gandhian activist Hira Lal Yadav, who is working for the cause of raising awareness about Indian soldiers languishing in jails of Pakistan as prisoners of war, was the chief guest on the occasion.
Volunteers of Yuvsatta with the support of various educational institutions in Chandigarh and Panchkula, are spearheading a campaign motivating children to pen letters to soldiers under the Western Command posted on the Indo-Pak border. Administering a 'Pledge of patriotism' to students and staff of the school, Dr. Surendra Singh said that such programmes are necessary to inculcate feelings of oneness and love for the nation among young students.