LAHORE - A group of 84 students from Government College University (GCU) Lahore spent a day out visiting various military units and formations of Pakistan Army at Lahore Garrison  Wednesday.

The day-long programme was specifically organised to enlighten students on routine functioning of Pakistan Army, its organisation and defence capability. A programme ‘Know your Army’ has been exclusively initiated for the youth on instructions of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.

Earlier, students from FC College Lahore, Kinnaird College Lahore and Punjab University Lahore spent a day with troops.

The programme started with wreath laying ceremony and prayers at Yadgar-e-Shuhada, followed by a demonstration by Quick Response Force. The students also visited an infantry and armour battalion and witnessed arms and equipment display including small arms fire. The day-long programme culminated at flag ceremony at Ganda Singhwala border check post in Kasur. The smart turnout and bearing combined with immaculate drills by troops of Pakistan Rangers amidst charged crowd further added to the enthusiasm and feelings of patriotism of students. They evinced keen interest and commended the great sacrifices rendered by Pak Army officers and troops in the ongoing war against terrorists.

They also applauded the state of morale, commitment and professional competence of Pak Army and thanked the Army Chief for providing them a life time experience and opportunity.