New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday met with a group of children from Jammu and Kashmir, and spoke to them about their studies, sports, tourism and other such subjects.
The 24 children, students of classes VI to VIII, met the Prime Minister in New Delhi while on a countrywide tour as part of the Indian Army's 'Operation Sadbhavna'.
"The Prime Minister interacted with the students, on various subjects such as their studies, and their interest in sports," a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said.
"The students were thrilled when the Prime Minister mentioned the names of cricketer Parvez Rasool, and recent UPSC topper and IAS officer Shah Faisal," the statement said, adding PM Modi said he looked forward to meeting these youth icons from Jammu and Kashmir soon.
In a reply to a question from a student, PM Modi said Jammu and Kashmir had a lot of potential in sectors such as tourism and horticulture.
Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh was also present.