New Delhi, December 1: India is a country where numbers of festivals are celebrated. We celebrate each festival with so much grace and happiness. But have you ever thought that someone is protecting you? How your children, your family is safe? How you can move freely across the whole country? This is because our brave soldiers keep us safe from enemies by guarding our nation’s borders. The brave soldiers of BSF continuously keep an eye on the borders of Mother India.
Today is 52nd BSF raising day which reminds us that on December 1, 1965 it was established as the first line of defence of India with the strength of only 25 battalions. At present there are over 186 battalions in the country including three NDRF battalions under its command. BSF has valiant men as well as women donning various roles in the service of the Nation and is the largest border guarding force in the world.
In its 52 years of existence, the force has emerged as an elite force of the country having excelled with distinction in the 1971 war with Pakistan. BSF is guarding the entire Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh borders besides guarding the Line of Control along with Army in Jammu and Kashmir.
BSF has many wings in which Air Wing, Water Wing, Camel Wing, Equestrian Wing and National Training Centre for Dog are some of the wings among many.
On this day BSF carries out a parade and celebrate their ‘Real Birthdays’
On this occasion of 52nd BSF Raising day Prime Minister Modi tweeted proudly “Greetings to @BSF_India personnel and their families on BSF Raising Day. BSF exemplifies fortitude and impeccable service to our nation. They protect us from adversity, be it on the borders as well as in times of natural disasters and accidents. We are proud of BSF.”
Vice President Naidu said “This day is not only day of Border Guards but it is moment of pride for whole nation.”
Salute to our Brave brothers and sisters of India who have motto of ‘Duty Unto Death’ not only on the banners or uniforms but in each drop of blood.