New Delhi. The Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated 51st Raising Day in New Delhi December 1.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir was Chief Guest who took the salute on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Ahir said that the BSF has foiled several infiltration attempts made on our Western Border since October. “Our Forces have also responded effectively to firing from across the border,” he added.
The MoS Home said: “History is witness to the fact that we have not started any war, but whenever our borders have been violated or any attempt made to cast aspersions on our integrity, we have responded to such threats with all might.” Later, addressing the media, the Minister assured that the Government will help the BSF in all its endeavours keeping in view the importance of the borders.
Mr Ahir commended the BSF for adopting Yoga into its training programme that will help retain sound physical and mental health of its personnel.
On the occasion, the Minister gave away various Awards and Trophies. He also released Prahari Sangini and Borderman magazines. He also inaugurated Divyang Skill Development Centre to provide training to the Divyang and paid homage to martyrs at BSF memorial.
During the ceremony, two different teams performed Yoga and Malkhamb in addition to acrobatics displayed by the BSF Camel Contingent.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also greeted all the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on their Raising Day. His tweeter message read: “Greetings to all @BSF_India personnel on their Raising Day. BSF has an exemplary legacy of courage and vital role in keeping our borders safe.”