SHILLONG, Nov 18: As part of Border Management Plan, on 15th November, a Civic Action Programme was organized by the Border Security Force, Meghalaya Frontier under supervision of 30 Bn BSF in West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. Football match at Dawki, East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya was also organized in the series of Border Cup football tournament.
In order to spot the talent from the villages along the International border, the Sentinels of Border has organized friendly football match series which was played between Nayabazar, Lyngkhat, Pyrdwah, Dawki and final match was played between Pyrdwah and Lyngkhat team at football ground Dawki. Pyrdwah was the winner.
The programme was inaugurated by DIG, SHQ BSF Jowai, Dharampal Tokas in presence of other BSF senior officials, Durbar heads (Shanong) of all the villages (Nayabazar, Lyngkhat, Pyrdwah, Umsyiem, Dawki (Bakur), Naljuri, Muktapur). Local prominent leaders also attended the programme. Approx 600 people from surrounding villages of Dawki witnessed the said match.
To identify the new talent and promote the most popular game on the border also, the largest border guarding force in the world i.e Border Security Force has taken this initiative. In this sequence on 9th November a football tournament among bordering villages was organized by Meghalaya Frontier under supervision of 30 Bn BSF.
Football kits (hand gloves, football, socks, shin guard, shoes), carrom board, football net etc followed by winners/runners trophy were distributed in this programme.
In the series of several public outreach programmes, a medical camp was also organized at Khasi Pnar Secondary School, Bakur, Dawki. During the medical camp more than 400 civilians were benefited. Free medicines were given by the doctors. It is heart-warming that Village Pyrdwah has been adopted by the Border Security Force for medical assistance and a trained nursing assistant with sufficient medicines placed at BOP Pyrdwah. An ambulance will also be available/provided for any emergent requirement.
Such public outreach programmes are being conducted to better understanding between the BSF and local populace. It has always been the endeavour of Border Security Force to help the border population. Following the trend, this year also BSF will organize more Civic Action Programmes for the needy and under privileged border population residing in far-flung areas along the India–Bangladesh border to bring the feeling of mutual trust among the border population and the force personnel which will assist in smooth management of border said DIG Meghalaya Frontier, U K Nayal.