‘Nation indebted to security forces’
JAMMU, Dec 3: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today participated in the 57th Raising Day celebrations of Border Security Force at the Frontier Officers Institute in Paloura here.
Extending his warm wishes to all BSF personnel, officers, veterans, and their families on BSF’s Raising Day, Sinha lauded the commitment and exemplary courage displayed by the BSF jawans while discharging their duties.
He also joined the BSF officers, their families and veterans for dinner, on the occasion.
“The country is indebted to our security forces for dismantling the eco-system of terrorism, terror funding and eliminating anti-national elements to establish a secured and safe environment for the people,” he said.
“I bow to all the martyrs of the BSF and their families who have made supreme sacrifice in service of the nation”, he observed.
The Lt Governor said “we will never forget and never forgive those trying to disrupt peace and inflicting wounds on our social fabric.”
“Eliminating terror and terrorist sympathizers is our priority. Today, if every citizen of J&K is contributing fearlessly to UT’s journey of progress and development, it is all because of the sacrifice and valor of our security forces”, he observed.
The Lt Governor noted that whether it is peaceful conduct of DDC elections in the UT, public service programs in the border villages, assistance during the Covid pandemic, or preventing cross-border infiltration and smuggling of drugs, the BSF has successfully fulfilled all its responsibilities and has made unprecedented contributions to maintaining peace in Jammu and Kashmir.
BSF, nurtured by the blood, sweat, and sacrifice of our brave-hearts, has always lived up to its motto of “Jeevan Paryant Kartaya -Duty for Life”, enriching the 57 years of inspiring tradition of dedication, valor, and love for the motherland, he said.
“We shall always remember our valiant BSF personnel who maintain an eternal vigil to safeguard our frontiers in difficult terrains and adverse conditions, combating emergent situations and making supreme sacrifices while safeguarding India’s territorial integrity”, Sinha observed.
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lt Governor; D K Boora, IG BSF Jammu frontier; Dr Raghav Langer, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Anshul Garg, DC Jammu, besides senior officers of BSF, Police and civil administration were present on the occasion.