KOKRAJHAR, MAR 6: The 64th Battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has organized various civic action programmes as a sign of rendering service to assist and build close bonds with the border population at Mainao Club’s football ground of Patkijuli in Tamulpur district on Sunday.
The programme was conducted under the theme of “Desh ki Hifazat, Desh ki Suraksha” to celebrate the 75 years of India’s independence.
The programme was inaugurated by Bodoland Territorial Region chief executive member (CEM) Pramod Boro in the presence of Jagdeep Pal Singh, deputy inspector general, Sector Headquarter, SSB, Rangia, Nand Kishore Tamta, commandant, 64 BN SSB, BTC executive member Rakesh Brahma, BTC MCLAs Bijit Gwara Narzary, Pabitra Kumar Boro, Rakesh Kumar, Dr. Chandan Talukdar, CVO SSB, Sanjeev Kumar Singh second-in-command SHQ SSB Rangia, Dr. Bandana, medical officer 24 BN SSB Rangia, Rup Jyoti Kalita, DSP HQ Tamulpur.
Sandeep Poonia, deputy commandant of 64th Battalion SSB gave an introductory speech followed by a welcome address by Nand Kishore Tamta, commandant to all people present there.
Commandant highlighted the details of various schemes conducted under Civic Action Programme (North-East), i.e. Basic Tailoring & Piggery Training to 140 beneficiaries from the area of responsibility of 64 BN SSB. Such beneficiaries were handed over the course completion certificate along with the distribution of Sewing machine kits & Piglets. Furthermore, Football kit items (Jersey, Shin guard, Football, Goalpost nets, Socks, Goalkeeper gloves, etc.) were also distributed to 96 players of Six Football clubs belonging from Patkijuli, Uttarkuchi, Darranga, Subankata. Among the six football clubs, there are three women teams.
In addition to mentioned schemes, a free medical check-up camp was also established for local peoples & their livestock. People from 8 villages got treatment for themselves and their livestock.
Sashastra Seema Bal guards 699 Kms of the boundary with Bhutan in addition to Indo-Nepal Border.
The civic action programme (CAP) is a routine event conducted by Sashastra Seema Bal, Ministry of Home Affairs at border areas. CAP is conducted to support local people from remote areas of bordering villages in uplifting their occupational background. SSB conducts various types of programs, such as vocational training for unemployed youths, study tours for students, distribution of agricultural tools to farmers, free medical check-ups, etc. CAP is a boon for consolidating good relations between border population & SSB.
After the distribution of items to beneficiaries, a local cultural program was held, which entertained audience present there.
Jagdeep Pal Singh, DIG, SSB delivered a motivational speech in which he said that the main aim of CAP conducted by SSB, is a part of “Service, Security & Brotherhood” for People living in Border Areas. He also stressed the good relationship between the locals and SSB. He congratulated all participants on tailoring & piggery training & wish good Health & life of Football players.
Sh. Pramod Boro Applauded SSB for this Mega Event. He thanked Sh. Nand Kishore Tamta for giving vocational/skill development training to young boys/girls of Border Area. He told that this type of programme will lead the people of the Border Area to join the mainstream and boost up the Morale. He suggested Sh. Tamta to organize” National Integration Training” for people which was conducted by SSB in past. He also advocated for skills training to be conducted in schools & Colleges of the Bordering District of Assam.