BSF’s 55th Raising Day/ Armed forces personnel should remain with family for 100 days in a year, efforts are on for this: Minister Nityanand Rai

New Delhi: The Border Security Force sentinels, who are India’s first line of defence, celebrated BSF’s 55th Raising Day.

The ceremony was attended by Union Minister of State Affairs Nityanand Rai at BSF headquarters in New Delhi. Nityanand Rai inspected the parade. He also addressed the BSF sentinels and lauded their efforts.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said that the government is making efforts to provide all possible facilities to the Central Armed Forces. Steps are being taken to ensure that every jawan stays with the family for at least 100 days in a year. The BSF was formed in 1965 to prevent border infiltration, smuggling and enemy attacks.

Sports, cultural events organised: The Raising Day celebrations included events like sports and cultural events. Rangoli, cooking competitions and cycle rally were some events organised for the families of BSF soldiers. These events were held at the Gandhinagar Headquarters of BSF.

BSF has been diligently protecting our borders, says PM: Conveying greetings to the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on the occasion of its 55th Raising Day of the Central armed force, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the paramilitary wing has been ‘diligently protecting our borders’.

“Greetings to all BSF personnel and their families on BSF`s Raising Day. This force has been diligently protecting our borders. During natural disasters and crisis situations, BSF personnel have always worked hard to serve our citizens,” the Prime Minister tweeted.