As part of its Civic Action Programme, 198 Bn Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Visakhapatnam, which is deployed in the interior agency areas, organised a week-long free study tour to Visakhapatnam for 36 tribal students of G. Madugula.
During this tour, the students visited several important places in the city like Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Kailasagiri, Simhachalam, museums and beaches in the city. The students were also given tracksuits, shoes and caps by the CRPF.
During an interaction with the students on their final day of the stay on Sunday, Commandant Rakesh Kumar said the study tour was organised with a view to giving an opportunity to these underprivileged students to witness the city life.
“Due to their social and economic conditions, they are unable to afford such excursions.
This programme is an effort to reach out to the students, who are cut off from the mainstream, and also to showcase the activities of CRPF,” Commandant Kumar said.
This is the first time that such a camp was organised for tribal students by the CRPF.
The CRPF periodically conducts recruitment camps and free medical camps in the Agency areas.
Dilip Kumar Srivastava, second-in-command and Adjutant T.B. Singh were present on the occasion.