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MoS (Home) Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir as Chief Guest at 51st Raising Day Parade of BSF



MoS (Home) Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir as Chief Guest at 51st Raising Day Parade of BSF

The Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir took salute at the 51st Raising Day Parade of BSF here today.

Addressing the gathering, Shri Hansraj Gangaram 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.

Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir 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.

Shri Hansraj Gangaram 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. Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir also inaugurated Divyang Skill Development Centre to provide training to the Divyang. Earlier, he 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.

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 00:20 IST