The Border Security (BSF) began its golden jubilee celebrations on Saturday here with an exhibition of weapons at the Attari border.
The event is spiced up with a parallel display of local handicrafts and food. The celebrations that coincide with the Republic Day festivities aim at creating patriotism among public in general and schoolchildren in particular. RPS Jaswal, deputy inspector general and senior public relations officer of the BSF, said director general DK Pathak would visit the Attari check post on Republic Day to review the operational readiness on the Punjab border.
"He will also inaugurate a giant LED screen at the joint check post to help visitors follow the retreat ceremony from the public galleries. He will flag off two golf carts that will carry senior citizens and disabled visitors from the check post gate to the Attari stadium; and release the DVD "Sarhad Ke Rakshak" on the occasion," said Jaswal.
Bhangra performances by the troops; a dance sequence projecting the soft, unknown side of the BSF jawan; and a cultural show by students of Delhi Public School and Springdale School, Amritsar, will be highlights of the closing of the three-day golden jubilee celebrations at the joint retreat ceremony on January 26. IG Anil Paliwal and DIG MF Farooqui were present at the programme on Saturday.