The Border Security Force, the largest border guarding force in the world, and sentinels of the sentinels of Indian borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh celebrates its 54th Raising day on 1 December.
Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home attended the main ceremony at Chhawla Camp in New Delhi and inspected the parade and took the salute.
Mr Rijiju lauded the efforts of BSF in border management, disaster relief operations and peacekeeping in his address,.
All personnel of Border Security Force and their families were greeted by the Vice President and Home Minister on the raising day.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, in a tweet, said, he joins the nation in thanking India’s first line of defence for their service to the nation and he salutes their courage, bravery, hard work and dedication.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, “My greetings and warm wishes to @BSF India personnel and their families on their Raising Day. BSF has been India’s first wall of defence since 1965. They have served our nation with great courage and determination. I salute their bravery and sacrifice on their Raising Day”.
Saluting the mighty border sentinels, Information and Broadcasting Minister Col Rajyavardhan Rathore said, in every aspect of their work, be it Counter Terrorism or Counter-insurgency Operations, border management or disaster relief, BSF Jawans have lived up to their motto of जीवन पर्यंत कर्तव्य – Duty Unto Death.
(Featured image : The Quint)