Harsimrat celebrates Rakhi with BSF jawans at Attari

Harsimran Rakhi Attari

Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday celebrated Rakhi with jawans of the Border Security Force (BSF) at the Attari border check post.The Bathinda MP, along with girls from different government schools of the district, tied rakhi to the jawans. Harsimrat was among the seven ministers of the Modi government who went to different border areas to tie rakhi to the jawans. The idea was to boost the morale of the officers and jawans of the force deployed at the border who were unable to join their families on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Harsimrat said the occasion should make those on the other side of the border realise that the brother-sister bond in India is strong enough to thwart their nefarious designs.

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“We can never repay the sacrifices our soldiers make in adverse conditions, staying away from their families even during festivals. The gesture is just to make them feel that they are in our thoughts,” she said. Harsimrat said always tried to foment trouble in Punjab, and so did the opposition parties, which had been fanning communal violence by supporting the radical Sarbat Khalsa or orchestrating sacrilege incidents.

“People across the border are trying to create trouble here. It is a message to Pakistan that Indian soldiers would give them a befitting reply. The sad part is that we have internal threats too. Students presented a cultural programme on the occasion. Harsimrat joined the children in singing ‘Ae mere vatan ke logo’.