PESHAWAR: In an effort to increase students’ awareness of historical sites in the province, a free-of-charge trip to two heritage sites of Gandhara civilisation was arranged for girls in government schools on Thursday. A total of 70 students of Comprehensive School Peshawar and Lady Griffith School, along with teachers and administrative staff, were taken to Shahbaz Garhi and Takht-i-bahi, two of the most historical landmarks in K-P. The trip was sponsored by the Tourism Corporation Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP), in collaboration with the Directorate of Archaelogogy. Students were also briefed by the Archeology Director Zahoor Durrani on the historical significance of both sites. The students, much excited about the tour, greatly appreciated the corporation’s initiatives. “Everyone claims they will make a change but TCKP has actually brought a change by organising this trip,” said Maryam, a student.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 9th, 2012.