The 1st Battalion of the BSF Celebrates 58th Raising Day with week long celebration

Shillong, March 01:  The 1st Battalion of the Border Security Force (BSF) commemorated its 58th Raising Day with a week-long celebration, showcasing its rich history and exemplary contributions.

Initially established at Tekenpur on March 1, 1966, as the 1st Battalion of the BSF, this remarkable force has left an indelible mark through its outstanding service, particularly during the 1971 war with Pakistan on the Western front.

The week-long celebration started at the border with civic action programs in Bagli and Mahadev villages under SWGH District. The battalion organized a football tournament for boys and girls, awarding winners with medals and trophies.

Additionally, two medical camps were held in Bagli and Mahadev, providing free check-ups for residents in the border area, showcasing the battalion’s commitment to the community.

Diversifying the events, a weapon exhibition was organized at the Dhanakgre campus, Tura, showcasing the battalion’s prowess in weaponry and equipment. To further commemorate the 58th anniversary, a blood donation camp was organized, wherein 58 blood units were donated with doctors’ assistance from the Civil Hospital, Tura.

The Raising Day finale featured a Bada Khana with cultural performances like Bihu and Bhangra dances and folk music. Officers, Subordinate Officers, and Jawans actively participated. Shri Arun Lal Bhagat, Offg DIG Sector HQ Tura, was the chief guest, and Shri Sunil Shekhawat, Comdt 1st Bn BSF, extended a warm welcome and best wishes to all BSF personnel.


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