You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News » National
Business Standard

It is our honour to serve, protect India: BSF on PM Modi's Diwali greetings

The Prime Minister said that even though all soldiers and frontline COVID-19 workers would not be home to celebrate the festival with their loved ones, the entire nation will pray for them

Topics
Narendra Modi | BSF | Diwali

ANI  |  General News 

indian army, pakistan, bsf, soldier, border, lac, loc, ceasefire
Prime Minister saluted the soldiers and appealed the citizens to light a 'diya' on Diwali for the soldiers guarding the nation on the borders.

Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's greetings for the Indian soldiers, Border Security Force (BSF), on Saturday, said it is their honour to serve and protect the motherland.

"Sir, it is always an honour to serve and protect our motherland. Every 'Prahari' (soldier) stands ready and resolute in upholding the integrity of borders, even to the peril of their lives. Salute to the families of brave praharis. Jai Hindi," tweeted.

On Friday, the Prime Minister saluted the soldiers and appealed the citizens to light a 'diya' on for the soldiers guarding the nation on the borders.

"We must remember our brave soldiers who are guarding our borders even in this festive time, serving Bharat Mata and providing security. We must celebrate only after remembering them. We must also light a lamp for these brave sons and daughters of Mother India," PM Modi said.

"I also salute the sacrifice of those families, whose sons and daughters are on the border today. I express gratitude to each and every person who is away from home and family on account of discharging their duty to the country in one way or the other," PM Modi added.

The Prime Minister said that even though all soldiers and frontline COVID-19 workers would not be home to celebrate the festival with their loved ones, the entire nation will pray for them.

PM Modi will also celebrate Diwali with soldiers at Longewala in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan today. The Chief of Defence Staff, Bipin Rawat, Army Chief MM Narvane and Border Security Force Director General Rakesh Asthana are accompanying the Prime Minister to Jaisalmer.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Sat, November 14 2020. 13:00 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
.