• Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

BSF ORGANIZES AWARENESS PROGRAM IN BORDER AREA AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND OTHER CRIMES

(District: Malda)

The BSF deployed on the India-Bangladesh border is not only guarding the international border but also organizes awareness programs from time to time to curb the crimes and misdeeds happening on the border.

In this connection, on May 31, 2023, the Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of the 70 Battalion under South Bengal Frontier and Shakti Vahini NGO Organized an awareness program from 0930 to 1130 hours, at Barbona Nabarun Shiksha Niketan, Shailapur, Malda for prevention of human trafficking and other crimes.

In this awareness programme, the Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of BSF informed the villagers on topics like human trafficking, child marriage, child sexual abuse, child labour, gender discrimination and importance of education etc. 125 students including 15 school staff members, 60 guardian participated in the programme.

The villagers expressed their gratitude to BSF for organizing this program and urged the jawans to organize such awareness programs in future also.

The Commanding Officer of 70 Battalion stated that such programs are organized from time to time to build better relations between the border population and BSF. He also added that there is a need to render good education to the children to make them good citizens.

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