Salwan Education Trust organised an educational trip for the students and staff members to Kargil and Drass. The trip is primarily organised to imbibe the spirit of patriotism and valour amongst the students. This year the visit was organised from 10th -18th August 2022. On 10th August, 30 students from all Salwan schools, along with 4 teachers and The Director, Tronica City headed to Ladakh for 9 days, 8 nights trip. GD Salwan Public School, Rajendra Nagar was represented by two students and one teacher. The students visited Lamdon Senior Secondary School in Kargil attended their assembly and visited the campus. It was a great learning experience for the students as they interacted with the students of Kindergarten and understood their instructional strategy. They also visited Leh Bazar where they purchased souvenirs for their friends and parents. At Thiksey Monastery they learnt about different beliefs in Buddhism. They also had a n opportunity to visit the famous Rancho School from the 3 Idiots movie. They were also led to the Shanti Stupa where they enjoyed the mesmerizing view and observed the detailed architecture and learnt about the significance of the monument. In the evening. The group had the privilege to visit an army regiment base camp 202, the engineers unit and learnt about different weapons used by our armed forces, the training they undergo and the devices through which they communicate. The visit to the Army Hall of Fame was a learning experience about the presence of the Army in Leh and about the various real-life heroes who had served the nation. The sound and laser show enlightened them about the various army expeditions which have taken place. It also gave them a brief overview of the Officers, Jawans and soldiers who had laid down their lives serving the nation and protecting its security. The group enthusiastically hiked to Dikar La. The trekking began at 12,000 ft heading up to a place called Digarla at 13,000 feet. The objective was to enjoy the beauty of nature, push their own limits and experience a part of a mountaineer’s life. In the evening, the group had a chance to visit Zorawar Fort wherein they saw a short film and learnt about the history of Ladakh. The drive to Kargil gave them an opportunity to visit Pathar Sahib Gurudwara and learn about its significance. Thereafter, they observed the phenomenon of the magnetic hill. On the morning of Independence Day, the group dressed up proudly in their respective school uniforms and headed towards the Kargil War Memorial dedicated to all the heroes who had laid down their lives in the service of the nation. They attended the ceremony on 15th August, paid respect at the Amar Jawan Jyoti and learnt about the memorial and the Kargil War in detail. The group visited the Khardungla Pass at an altitude of 17,892 ft. The objective was to appreciate the fervour and the determination of the army officers who stand bravely at the Siachen Glacier at an even higher altitude. They enjoyed the scenic beauty of the Khardungla pass. Later in the evening, students were free to go to the market and relax. The trek to the Shanti Stupa to watch the beautiful sunrise was indeed mesmerising. Places of scenic beauty such as Sindhughat and Leh Palace rejuvenated them. The students appreciated the heritage and architectural details of the various monuments they had visited throughout the trip. Overall, the trip was absolutely incredible and enlightening for all the students and the teachers.