India gifts bucket of sweets to Pakistan
Exchange of gifts between the forces of neighboring nations is a long-standing tradition to mark I-Day celebrations.Updated: Aug 15, 2006 19:11 IST
In a sweet gesture of reciprocation, Border Security Force on Tuesday gifted a bucket of sweets to their Pakistani counterparts at the Indo-Pak Joint Check Post at Wagah.
The exchange of gifts between the forces of the neighboring nations is a long-standing tradition to mark their respective anniversaries of Independence Day.
Pakistan celebrated its Independence Day on Monday.
The International JCP Wagha on the Indian side, on this occasion, was tastefully decorated on the either sides and gave the look of a newly-wed princess.
Deputy Inspector General, BSF, AK Sarolia himself handed over the bucket of traditional Indian sweets and dry fruits to the Commander of the Pakistani Rangers. The bucket, which was gifted to Pakistan Rangers was nicely decorated in colourful paper wraps.
BSF officials said that Pakistan Rangers Brig Tareen along with the other Pakistani officers had gifted a bucket of sweets and fruits of Pakistan traditional items on JCP to Indian BSF counterparts on the occasion of the anniversary of Independence Day of Pakistan on Monday.
Surrounding village dwellers assembled around to watch the rare gesture of goodwill between the two nations.
BSF official on the Indian side said, "today morning there was a great enthusiasm between the border mixed with one another shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries with smiling faces to mark this rare occasion".