• Mon. May 27th, 2024

Reviving Tradition & Promoting Peace: BSF South Bengal Frontier’s Eid Boat Race along Sonai River Highlights India-Bangladesh Friendship

ByNE India Broadcast

Apr 12, 2024 #BSF

On April 12, 2024, In a remarkable display of camaraderie and goodwill, the Border Security Force (BSF) along with the villagers of Hakimpur-Bithari Panchayat, Swarupnagar, North 24 Parganas, conducted a grand Boat Race on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The event held on the banks of the scenic Sonai River aims to foster mutual harmony and friendship between India and Bangladesh while instilling a profound sense of belongingness among the border population.

Under the adept guidance of the South Bengal Frontier, and with the unwavering commitment of BSF personnel of BOP Tarali-1 & BOP Hakimpur, 112 Battalion Quick Response Teams (QRT), Anti-Human Trafficking Units (AHTU), and the intelligence department, the event was meticulously planned and flawlessly executed. Additionally, the presence of Mahila Praharis and vigilance teams further bolstered the security measures at the venue. The local administration alongside law enforcement agencies, including the police and troops of the West Bengal State Disaster Response Force (WB SDRF) ensured the safety measures at the venue.

In the charged atmosphere of competition, spirit and support for the teams resonating with the scenic beauty of river presented a mesmerizing view for the crowd. The festivities commenced with the chanting of *National Anthem*, symbolizing unity and patriotism shared by both nations.

The boat race marked a significant milestone as it was organized after a hiatus of 20 years by collaborative efforts of the Public Relations Officers (PRO) from the South Bengal Frontier and the local village committee. A total of four teams enthusiastically participated in the exhilarating boat race, navigating the gentle currents of the Sonai River with finesse and skill among the thundering cheer from the crowd. Around 1 lakh spectators lined the riverbanks, representing a diverse mix from both sides of the border united in the spirit of festivity and friendship.

 A K Arya, DIG, Public Relations Officer, South Bengal Frontier said that the Eid-ul-Fitr Boat Race stands is a testament to the enduring bond of friendship and cooperation between India and Bangladesh. These initiatives under CBMPs strengthen ties, promote camaraderie and a spirit of belongingness among the border population.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

WP Twitter Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com