Forest Minister of Himachal Pardesh Thakur Singh Bharmouri presided over the Golden Jubilee Raising day Ceremony of Sashastra Seema Bal(SSB) contingents at Sapari near Jwalamukhi in district Kangra on Saturday. He inspected the parade and took salute from the SSB contingents in an impressive Paradeceremony. He congratulated the contingents.
The minister commended the services being rendered by the SSB contingents on the frontiers of the nation. He exhorted the contingents to rededicate themselves to the services of the nation and depressed section of the society.
He hoped that with the strengthening of the Battalion the security network of the nation would get strengthened further and discipline maintained at all level. He appreciated the skills developed amongst the SSB recruits during their training period and hoped that every contingent would be able to discharge their duties with dedication and sincerity which had been taught to them during the training period.
The forest minister said that the SSB had been rendering yeoman service in guarding the national boundaries and lending its helping hand to civil administration during emergency and natural calamities like carrying out relief and rehabilitation to the affected people. He said that SSB believed in nation building and an organization which had connected the people residing in the inaccessible areas with the mainstream.
He said that the medical and veterinary services being delivered by SSB para medics had helped in making available immediate health facilities for which people of those areas always remember the SSB. He said that it had been carrying out commendable duties in odd hours also. Earlier, Sunil Sharma, Acting Commandant of SSB Training Center Sapri also spoke on the occasion.