From our Special Correspondent
Silchar, Aug 8: It was a moment of pride and happiness for the BSF jawans of Mizoram and Cachar Frontier at Masimpur near this town. On the auspicious festival of Rakshabandhan, members of Lioness Club of Silchar Central came down to Masimpur and celebrated the occasion with all enthusiasm and gaiety. The BSF families under the aegis of BSF Wives Welfare Association (BWWA) were joined by the Lioness Club of Silchar Central to make the event memorable. It was the union of sisters who under the care of Neelam Jain, president of the Lioness Club, along with 14 members as sisters of brave soldiers tied Rakhi around the wrists of their BSF brothers.
The unique togetherness with emotiol attachment of a sister for brother concluded with the ritual of offering sumptuous dishes to BSF jawans. The jawans on their part made the solemn promise to protect their honour and dignity as well as stand for their safety all times. Neelam Jain and Kabita Khandelwal expressing their feelings as members of the Lioness Club said that BSF brothers remain away from their homes and families, guarding the border. They added to say the occasion was chosen to express their sense of being as the family members of BSF jawans and this bond was expressed by the tying of Rakhis.
More than 200 officers and men of the BSF were present at the function. DIG Om Parakash appreciated the thoughtful gesture of the president and the members of the Lioness Club of Silchar who came all the way to the BSF campus at Masimpur and celebrated the occasion with them. The function was highly applauded by N S Jamwal, Inspector General, Mizoram and Cachar Frontier, and expressed his gratitude and thankfulness to all the members of BWWA as well as the Lioness Club of Silchar Central for their noble initiative and endeavour.
Another significant part of the celebration was the sending of 1280 Rakhis by the Akhil Bharatiya Chhatra Sangathan of Loha in the district of nder, Maharashtra, to the jawans of 53 Bn BSF posted on Assam-Bangladesh border. These Rakhis were sent by school children and women of different organizations attached with their unstinted love and affections for them. Overwhelmed with emotions, the jawans tied these Rakhis on their wrists and expressed their profound happiness. Rajiv Joshi, Commandant of the Bn, and the jawans extended their gratitude and thankfulness to all the sisters of nder who could think of these jawans on borderline, dedicated to the cause of the tion.