BSF observes the 54th RAISING DAY

BSF personnel guards the India Border

       The sentinels of the border celebrated their 54th Raising Day after being raised on 1st Dec 1965. An elite force which faces the first bullet from the enemy at the borders of Pakistan and Bangladesh has a history of its gallant and brave actions at border during both peace and war time. This force has also shown its worth during anti-naxal operations and other Internal Security duties.

             Meghalaya Frontier, Border Security Force looks border domination  and border management of 444 km International Border with Bangladesh by 09 BSF Battalions and 08 coys of BSF also deployed at various place of the country.

           Since the time of taking over, the BSF has initiated various programmes in the border areas to develop strong bonding between the BSF and the bordering people. Accordingly, BSF is reaching out to the border population through various interactive programmes as they are the most important stakeholder in the border management. BSF organized civic action programmes at various locations in the bordering areas in Khasi,Jaintia and Garo Hills district of Meghalaya. Civic Action programmes are being conducted as a central plan to improve the quality of life and welfare of the border population, upgrade the existing infrastructure and create new avenues for bringing positive changes in the life of the border population. Various items like Water storage tanks, Computers, School furniture, Stationary, Wheel Chairs, Sports items, Colour TV with DTH etc, have been distributed among the villagers of bordering area under several civic action programmes. The main objective in distribution of the items is to help people in generating income which finally would help them to improve their living conditions. Several Medical camps have also been conducted simultaneously at border area where free medicine distributed to the needy patients. A number of blood donation camps have also been organized at Frontier and Sector Headquarter location as well as bordering area of Meghalaya during the year 2018. A number of combined Medical Camps by BSF and BGB for bordering people of India and Bangladesh also been organized at International Border of Meghalaya. In addition to this several training activities for local youth including driving, tailoring, computer, physical and written for recruitment in forces etc were also organised in order to assist them getting employment.

             The Border Security Force remembering its martyr’s honoured the family members during the various programmes organised throughout India.

             Border Security Force is continuously thriving for the better   Border Management, taking the border population along. The BSF focuses on the involvement of the technology for the effective surveillance of the International border. In this process, BSF has conducted various meetings with its counterpart Border Guards of Bangladesh across the border to resolve, trans-border issues at various levels. BSF, in close cooperation and synergy with all Central and State sister agencies has worked for the betterment of the border population and is committed for the effective Border Management.

                During the year, BSF Meghalaya Frontier apprehended 01 Bangladesh Tiger Force member (OGW) and one militant of GNLA surrendered before the BSF. 23 Bangladeshi smugglers and criminals and  33 Indian smugglers and criminals were apprehended at border by the vigilant troops of the elite force. 06 Nos Country made Gun(SBBL), 02 Grenade, 29 rounds live rounds and huge quantity of explosives seized on the border. Apart from that 6294 nos cattle, and worth Rs.21.4 crores of contraband items also seized. BSF troops at Meghalaya border has done exemplary performance against trans-border illegal activities. The dedicated BSF troops had regular and continuous vigil at the border to safe guard the sanctity of the international boundary as well as the citizens of India.PR



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