BSF’s 57th Raising Day celebrations | Eliminating terror, terrorist sympathisers our priority: LG

BSF’s 57th Raising Day celebrations | Eliminating terror, terrorist sympathisers our priority: LG
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Jammu, Dec 3: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday participated in the 57th Raising Day celebrations of Border Security Force at the Frontier Officers Institute, in Paloura, Jammu and while underscoring the sacrifice and valour of security forces, the LG said “eliminating terror and terrorist sympathisers is our priority”.

Extending his warm wishes to all BSF Personnel, officers, veterans, and their families on BSF’s Raising Day, the Lt Governor lauded the commitment and exemplary courage displayed by the BSF Jawans while discharging their duties.

The Lieutenant Governor 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,” said Lieutenant Governor.

“I bow to all the martyrs of the BSF and their families who have made supreme sacrifice in service of the nation,” Lieutenant Governor observed.

He added that “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 valour of our security forces,” the Lieutenant Governor observed.

He noted that whether it is peaceful conduct of DDC elections in the UT, public service programmes 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,” said the Lieutenant Governor.

“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, “Lieutenant Governor said.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant 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.

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