SSB-Gangtok celebrates 57th anniv of the force

Gangtok, 20 Dec [PIB]: Sector Gangtok of Sashastra Seema Bal celebrated the 57th anniversary of the force today with a glittering function at Marchak duly following Covid-related precautions.

DIG BK Pal conveyed his greetings to all the members of the force on this occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, the DIG said that all are proud that in the 57 year journey, SSB has been successful in creating a strong rapport with border people and earned a name as a friendly force.

He also spoke about SSB’s history since it was established in the year 1963 in the form of special service bureau after the 1962 India-China war with the aim of creating solidarity among border people, spreading national unity among them and connecting them to the mainstream of the nation.

After the formation of the Border Guard Force under the Ministry of Home Affairs in 2001, it has been guarding the sensitive Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders of the country, he informed.

DIG Pal recounted sacrifices made by SSB personnel in various trouble-prone areas of the nation like Jammu & Kashmir and LWE affected areas. He complemented the personnel on their operational achievements and exhorted them to keep working with utmost devotion and dedication towards the nation.

The DIG also highlighted the many activities being carried out by the force such as Civic Action, Community Welfare and Skill Development programmes along Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders to uplift the socio-economic condition of the border population of Sikkim.

He further said that personnel must sustain the tradition of the force of winning the hearts and minds of the people and maintaining high degree of devotion towards duty with complete commitment to the assigned goals with its motto of “Seva, Suraksha and Bandhutva”.

All officers and officials of Sector Hqrs Gangtok participated in the celebrations.