Fazilka, September 23, 2017: Camal Safari expedition by 20 brave women squad of Border Security Force and Air Force, on International Balika Divas via Hindu Mal Kot, was given a warm welcome on entry the Punjab territory, after covering 1052 KMs, to make people aware about gender discrimination and Beti Bachao beti Padhai Abhiyan.
Among those who welcomed the Camal Safari on the international border were Commandant Murari Parshad Singh, Assistant Commandant Narender Singh Bhati and Deputy Commandant, J.R,Choudhary besides Sarpanch Mahender Singh Bhobhria along with number of prominent persons of border village Roopnagar were present.
It may be mentioned that the concept of joint Camal Safari by BSF and Air Force was given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give a message of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ in the border villages.
Today, the Camal Safari entered the Punjab after covering 443 KMs in Gujarat and 609 KMs in Rajasthan along with Pakistan border. They will cover another 316 KMs distance to reach on Gandhi Jayanti at Attari border.
Welcoming the Camel Safari, Commandant Murari Parshad Singh said, the mission of expedition will be successful, if 5 to 10 per cent of daughters of villages are motivated.
He said, BSF is already working various social events in the border villages to put them wiser about the pluses and minuses of illiteracy, superstitions besides touching the issues of Swachh Bharat and Beti Bachao and Beti Padhao and have high expectations on reaching of Camel Safari in border village Bekanwala.