Union minister ties rakhis on BSF troopers

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Attari (Punjab), Aug 17 (IANS) Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday tied ‘rakhis’ to the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers deployed on the international border at Attari, 30 km from Amritsar.

Along with the minister, girls from colleges and schools, and also social activists tied ‘rakhis’ on the officers and troopers of the force.

Kaur said the security forces, especially the BSF, were guarding the borders of the country and keeping it safe.

She also distributed sweets to the troopers.

The ceremony took place near the border gates of India and Pakistan here.

Rakshabandhan, the festival that symbolises the brother-sister bond, will be celebrated throughout the country on Thursday.



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