JK youth to stay away from elements indulging in terror activities: Rawat

Vastavam web: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today exhorted youths of Jammu and Kashmir to stay away from elements trying to indulge in terror activities in the militancy-infested state, and asked them to focus on building their lives through education.His comments came during an interaction with a group of students from Rajouri district of the state, who are in the city as part of the national integration tour from February 11-21.Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing rise in terror activities, with the latest being an attack on an Army camp in Sunjuwan in Jammu in which six Army men were killed.

Thirteen students, aged 17-19 years, most of whom have come to Delhi for the first time, have already visited Chandigarh.”Why we bring youth like you here, so that you can see atmosphere of peace… The common man is the biggest sufferer of terrorism,” the Army chief said.

Rawat also exhorted the students to learn from failures and remember that success is only “short-lived”.”There was a student in my school days, who was a senior to me in Class 9. He failed his class, so he came to our class . In Class 10, he gave a moderate performance, and passed, but in Class 11, he topped. It took us all by surprise, but that was a great motivational story for us,” he said.In Delhi, they saw the Red Fort, Nehru Museum and Planetarium, Akshardham Temple, and took a ride in Delhi Metro, an official accompanying them said.