‘MAITREE CYCLE RALLY’ IN TRIPURA
Border Security Force, besides performing primary task of safeguarding & defending the Frontiers of the Country round the clock, is also profoundly involved in conducting activities which encourages comradeship & sportsmanship.
On 10th January 2021, a ‘Maitree Cycle Rally’ comprising of 13 BSF Cyclists was flagged-off from Zero Point Panitar, 24 North Parganas District of West Bengal, which has been going all along the Indo-Bangladesh border passing through BSF Frontier South Bengal, Frontier North Bengal, Frontier Guwahati, Frontier Meghalaya, Frontier Mizoram & Cachar, Frontier Tripura and will be terminating at BSF Border Out Post Silkore, (Mizoram) after 66 days i.e. on 17th March 2021 (Birth date of Banga Bandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rehman).
The “Maitree Cycle Rally” entered in Tripura Frontier area on 16th Feb 2021 and will continue in the State till it crosses to Mizoram area on 27th Feb 2021, covering a distance of 817 Kms in the State. BSF Tripura is also organizing various programs in bordering areas enroute to felicitate the Maitree Rally Cyclists, involving the BGB Counterparts, the local State Officials, school children and border population for better coordination & understanding.
Today, above Maitree Cycle Rally has arrived at ICP Agartala, where formal reception was given to the Maitree Rally Cyclists at the venue.
During the program, Sh. Susanta Kumar Nath, IPS, Inspector General, BSF Tripura Frontier along with Col Abul Hasnat Md Shahriar Iqbal, EB, Dy Director General, Sector Comdr BGB Cumilla, other Senior Officials from BSF, BGB & State Govt, Ms Dipa Karmakar, distinguished Sports person & Olympian and Civil dignitaries, applauded the Cyclists.
The Maitree Cycle Rally will be proceeding further to different locations of Tripura State as per the details mentioned below:
On 19 Feb 2021, Maitree Cycle Rally will be proceeding to BSF BOP B N D Para, PS- PR Bari, Sub Div- Belonia, Distt- Tripura South.
On 20 Feb 2021, Maitree Cycle Rally will be proceeding to BSF BOP Kannedy, PS- Manubazar, Sub Div- Sabroom, Distt- Tripura South.
On 21 Feb 2021, Maitree Cycle Rally will be proceeding to BSF BOP Maharanichera, PS- R K Pur, Sub Div- Udaipur, Distt- Gomati.
On 22 Feb 2021, Maitree Cycle Rally will be proceeding to Gandachera Adm Base, PS- Gandachera, Sub Div- Gandachera, Distt- Dhalai.
On 23 Feb 2021, Maitree Cycle Rally will be proceeding to Gandachera general area.
On 24 Feb 2021, Maitree Cycle Rally will be proceeding to BnHQ Ambassa, PS- Ambassa, Sub Div- Ambassa, Distt- Dhalai.
On 25 Feb 2021, Maitree Cycle Rally will be proceeding to BnHQ Nalkata, PS- Manu, Sub Div- Manu, Distt- Dhalai.
On 26 Feb 2021, Maitree Cycle Rally will be proceeding to BOP Khantalang, PS- Wanghmun, Sub Div- Kanchanpur, Distt- North Tripura.
On 27 Feb 2021, Maitree Cycle Rally will be crossing over to Mizoram.
The Maitree Cycle Rally so far has been well received by all sections of society including the border population, the local administration, the media and also the counterpart BGB.
This special initiative will result in further strengthening the mutual trust and co-ordination between the two border guarding forces. In turn, this will further strength the ties between the two friendly countries India and Bangladesh.