Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday celebrated Dussehra along with BSF troopers.
He also took the opportunity to performed ‘shastra puja’ in this forward post of the BSF.
The BSF post is located highly sensitive Indo-Pak border.
It need be mentioned that this was for the first time that a senior minister of the central government conducted the ‘shastra puja’ or worship of weapons on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami along India’s border with Pakistan.
Earlier on, the home minister arrived at the frontier headquarters of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Bikaner last evening.
‘Shastra puja’ is part of the Dussehra festival which is celebrated for the victory of Lord Ram over Ravana.
During the two-day visit, the home minister interacted with the family members of the BSF personnel, attended a feast with the jawans and addressed the security personnel, another official said.
Rajnath Singh also reviewed the situation on the border and assessed the progress in various infrastructure projects.
The 3,323-km-long Indo-Pak border is considered to be highly sensitive.
Even though the border in Rajasthan is peaceful, the border guarding forces of the two countries often engaged
in massive firing in Jammu and Kashmir, leading to loss of human lives and properties.>