New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has visited the Border Outpost of Border Security Force (BSF) at Nadabet in Banaskantha district of Gujarat to attend a programme organised to enhance interaction between BSF forces and the local community and for welfare of Jawans and their families.
The Home Minister motivated the jawans working in the extremely difficult terrains and also appreciated the initiative of diamond merchants, who are known for their benevolence.
The programme was jointly organised by BSF and SRK Knowledge Foundation on Sunday, which was attended by a large number of diamond merchants, local villagers and BSF frontier jawans.
The Home Minister was accompanied by Minister of State (MoS) for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, MoS Defence Rao Inderjit Singh and Gujarat Ministers Rajnibhai Patel and Shankarbhai Chaudhary.
Being from the diamond business themselves, Chaudhary and Member of Parliament Mansukhbhai Mandavia were the guiding force behind the programme.
SRK Knowledge Foundation, the co-organiser, dedicated Medical equipment such as, X-ray, Blood cell counting machines, 10,000 goggles, Reverse Osmosis (R.O.) plants at 10 B.O. Ps and 7,000 mattresses and an ambulance van.
Cash support was also provided to the families of martyred soldiers. As many as nine soldiers were also awarded SRK Indradhanush Award for their bravery.
The programme was attended by BSF Director General K.K. Sharma, BSF IG Ajay Tomar, SRK Knowledge Foundation Chairperson and diamond merchants from Surat, Mumbai and other places. (ANI)