Bengaluru school presents 40,000 Diwali greeting cards to Indian soldiers

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 October 2016, 19:42 IST
Ministry of Defence

Students of New Horizon Educational Institutions (NHEI) Bengaluru, on 26 October, answering PM Modi's call to wish the Indian Army on Diwali, handed over 40,000 greeting cards to the Indian Army.

The ceremony took place in the presence of Major General KS Nijjar, Genreal Officer Commanding, Karnataka, and Kerala Sub Area. The students met Army officers, JCO's and jawans at the event held in Manekshaw Parade Ground on Cubbon Road.

The PM had tweeted:

Matrubhumi quoted Dr. Mohan Manghani, Chairman, NHEI, as saying, "We were inspired by PM's #Sandesh2Soldiers call and decided to throw open the idea to our students. The response from the student, parents, and teachers were overwhelming.. The New Horizon family is always committed to our armed forces."

Commenting on the warm gesture by the students, Matrubhumi quoted Major General as saying, The greetings cards are a wonderful gesture from sudents and receiving these cards would be the happiest moments for the soldiers, deployed in difficult areas."

First published: 26 October 2016, 17:49 IST