Defence Minister Celebrates Holi with BSF at International Border

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Border Security Force and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh mark Holi celebrations with soldiers

Border Security Force (BSF) jawans, along with their Women’s Wing, marked the festival of Holi by smearing colours on their fellow comrades at the International Border on Sunday. Civilians also participated in the celebrations alongside the BSF personnel.

Earlier in the day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh celebrated Holi with soldiers in Leh, accompanied by Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Pande and General Officer Commanding, Fire and Fury Corps Lt Gen Rashim Bali. Addressing the gathering, Rajnath Singh hailed Ladakh as a symbol of bravery and valour, emphasizing the government’s commitment to the welfare of armed forces personnel and their families.

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Rajnath Singh urged Army Chief Manoj Pande to initiate a new tradition of celebrating festivals with soldiers deployed at the frontiers, ensuring their inclusion in national festivities. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended Holi greetings to the nation on the eve of the festival, which will be observed on March 25, Monday, this year.

Holi, celebrated with enthusiasm both in India and abroad, holds significance as a symbol of victory of good over evil and commemorates the eternal love between Lord Krishna and Radha. The festival is preceded by Holika Dahan, symbolizing the triumph of righteousness.

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