As part of border management plan, a civic action programme was organised by the 170 Battalion Border Security Force under BSF Sector headquarter, Shillong yesterday at Maheshkhola School play ground in South West Khasi Hills.
This civic action programme was organised under the supervision of Arvind Kumar, Officiating Commandant of 170 Battalion BSF in coordination with Bonbera Border Youth Club.
On this occasion a friendly football match was played between the women teams of Maheshkhola and Mahadev. During this programme, sports items including three footballs, football net and 30 pairs of football jerseys were distributed among the players and members of Bonbera Border Youth Club and women players of Maheshkhola and Mahadev.
The BSF has been keeping regular touch with the border people to meet its endeavour to help the poor and needy people. Presence of local headmen and other respected persons of the locality made the programme very successful. People of these villages have praised the goodwill gesture by BSF done for these villages.
In connection with the programme, Hardeep Singh, Inspector General BSF Meghalaya Frontier stated that such initiatives by the Border Security Force will develop a better understanding between border population and BSF creating a sense of security and further leading to decrease in smuggling activities in the border areas.