Tura, Feb 2: The Border Security Force has organised the Maitri Cycle Rally to commemorate the birth ceremony of Bangabandhu Seikh Majibur Rahman which started from the Panitor Border Outpost (BOP) near Basirhat in North 24 Parganas West Bengal on January 10.
The cyclist arrived at Border out-post Baldamgiri, an outpost of 28 Bn BSF in South West Garo Hills, Meghalaya on the Indo-Bangladesh border on Tuesday. A total number of 13 cyclists are participating in this rally from Panitor to Silkore border outpost in Mizoram.
On Tuesday the rally has reached the area of Meghalaya Frontier where it was warmly welcomed by S K Sharma DIG SHQ Tura on behalf of IG Ftr HQ Meghalaya in presence of S K Misra Comdt 28 Bn BSF and other BSF Officers along with Jawans, local villagers, Youth, Teachers and School students.
A cultural programme with numbers of traditional events was organised at BOP Mahendraganj in the presence of S K Sharma, DIG SHQ Tura, Ramkrishna Chituri IAS/DC South West Garo Hills, Rituraj Ravi IPS/SP South West Garo Hills,S K Misra Comdt 28 Bn BSF, other BSF Officers, and local civilians.
Ex BSF personnel and participants of various cultural programm were honoured by DIG SHQ BSF Tura, DC and SP of South West Garo Hills.
The rally will cover a total of 4,090 Km distance in 66 days with 17 BSF Jawans as a mark of respect to Bangabandhu Sheikh Majibur Rahman for his birth anniversary on March 17 and for better relation across the border and spreading sense of security and bond with bordering people and BSF.
The rally is being organised for strengthening the bond of friendship in-between two neighboring countries India and Bangladesh.