On 12 January 2024, In a commendable display of community engagement and public welfare initiatives, Troops of South Bengal Frontier, Border Security Force (BSF) conducted a Civic Action Program and Medical Camp at the Indo-Bangladesh border in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal.
The first leg of the initiative unfolded at Village Rautbari, where troops from Border Outpost RAUTBARI 84 Battalion, BSF orchestrated a multifaceted Civic Action Program. Sports and miscellaneous items were generously distributed among the villagers of Rautbari, Hathisala, Kagjipara, and Audia, fostering a sense of camaraderie and support within the community.
A spirited football match between the villages of Audia and Hathisala added an element of competitive fun to the proceedings. Hathisala emerged victorious, and the jubilant winners distributed prizes among the talented players, creating an atmosphere of celebration and unity.
The program drew the participation of 250 villagers and members from various border villages falling under the purview of the Border Out Post (BOP) Raitbari.
Simultaneously, another significant event unfolded at Uday Char Colony village, a dual-purpose endeavor combined a Medical Camp with a Civic Action Program organized by troops from Border Outpost Charbhadra Forward, 146 Battalion, BSF.
Senior Medical Officer of 146 Battalion, BSF, played a pivotal role in the Medical Camp, treating approximately 60-70 villagers from Nutunpara and Muslimpara villages.
Adding a touch of warmth to the winter season, a total of 220 blankets were distributed to the residents of Udaynagar Char Colony and its neighboring villages. The program witnessed active participation from the troops of 146 Bn, BSF, alongside the residents of Udaynagar Char Colony, Nutunpara, and Muslimpara.
A.K. Arya, DIG, Public Relations Officer, South Bengal Frontier said that these initiatives by the BSF at the Indo-Bangladesh border exemplify the force’s commitment to fostering community welfare, building trust, and strengthening the bond between the security forces and the residents. Through these concerted efforts, the BSF continues to serve not just as guardians of the border but as integral contributors to the holistic development of the communities they safeguard.