(District-North 24 Parganas)
The BSF deployed on the Indo-Bangladesh border is not only guarding the International Border but also organizes awareness programs from time to time to curb crimes and malpractices, in collaboration with various NGOs. On 28 August 2023, jawans of Border Outpost Boltala, 118 Battalion under South Bengal Frontier, organized an awareness program for school children to join Indian security forces at Bankra Dobar Primary School.
In this awareness programme, the jawans of Border Outpost Boltala also informed the children on the topics of human trafficking, child abuse, child labour, gender discrimination and importance of education etc. About 04 teachers and 49 students of the school participated in the awareness programme.
The teachers and students expressed their gratitude towards BSF for organizing this program and urged the jawans to organize such awareness programs in future also.
A K Arya, DIG, Spokesperson, BSF, South Bengal Frontier stated that the Border Security Force conducts various programs from time to time to the students living in the border area to join the Indian Security Forces. These programmes include physical training, information about the recruitment process, classes for written exams, computer knowledge, information about weapons etc.