Be sympathetic & sensitive to Border Security Force – Vice President to State Governments
New Delhi, May 24, 2023 : The Vice President, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar today appealed to all state governments, particularly those of border states to be sympathetic & sensitive to Border Security Force. Noting that BSF personnel face immense challenges in guarding India’s long, complex and porous borders, he wanted all states to take all affirmative steps & sensitize their mechanism, so that the morale of the BSF is ever sustained high.
Delivering Rustamji Memorial Lecture – 2023 during the 20th Investiture Ceremony of Border Security Force at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today, the Vice President also asked the citizens in border areas to “be an extension of BSF & to support Border Security Force”. He also called for generating a mechanism to take care of cattle seized by BSF from smugglers.
At the Investiture Ceremony, 35 BSF personnel were awarded, which included 2 Police Medals for Gallantry and 33 Police Medals for Meritorious Service.