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JULY 2016 ISSUE

Home Minister Rajnath Singh visits border areas in Gujarat
 
Rajnath Singh The Union home minister Rajnath Singh, minister of state for home affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, minister of state for defence Rao Inderjit Singh and ministers from government of Gujarat, Rajnibhai Patel and Shankarbhai Chaudhary paid a visit to the Border Outpost of Border Security Force (BSF) at Nadabet in Banaskantha district of Gujarat on June 19. The programme was jointly organised by Border Security Force (BSF) and SRK Knowledge Foundation. A large number of diamond merchants, local villagers and BSF frontier jawans attended the programme. Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary and Member of Parliament, Mansukhbhai Mandavia were the guiding force behind the programme, being from the diamond business themselves. Union home minister motivated the BSF jawans working tirelessly in the extremely difficult terrains and also appreciated the initiative of diamond merchants, who are known for their benevolence.

The programme was meant to enhance interaction of BSF forces with the local community and for the welfare of jawans and their families. SRK Knowledge Foundation, the co-organiser, dedicated medical equipments like ECG machine, X-ray machine, blood cell counter machine, 10,000 goggles, RO plants at 10 BOPs and 7,000 mattresses and an ambulance van. Cash support was also provided to the families of martyred soldiers. Nine soldiers were also awarded ‘SRK Indradhanush Award’ for their bravery.

The programme was attended by Director General, BSF K.K. Sharma, Ajay Tomar, IG, BSF, Chairperson, SRK Knowledge Foundation and diamond merchants from Surat, Mumbai and other places.

 
 


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