Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Orissa: BSF extends helping hand to villagers in Malkangiri

Report by Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: Realising the paramount importance of the socio-economic issues that needs to be redressed at this juncture and to continue its mission of good will gesture in rural and Maoist infested areas of the Malkangiri district state, 107 Battalion of the Border Security Forces (BSF) deployed at Balimela were recently conducted Civic Action Programmes at various cut-off villages such as Mantriput, Rajalkonda, Chitrakonda, Balimela, Orkel, Gudmulgumma, Khirput etc.

This unique programme evoked good response from the tribal villagers who attened the camps held recently.They were distributed various items such as Note Books, Umbrella, School Bags, Uniform, Shoes, Geometry Boxes, Pens, Agricultural tools, Utensils, Stationary items, Electrical items, Sanitary items, Medicine etc to villagers.

Aiming at extending a helping hand to the poor tribal villagers residing in the interior and remote areas, the C' Coy, 107 Battalion was organized a multipurpose camp in Despahi Primary School and Sisu Mandir and Govt High School premises at Chitrakonda recently and 107 Battalion BSF Offg Commandant Raj Kumar, Assistant Commdant R.Sekhar, Chitrakonda Tehsildar D.Gopal Krishnan,IIC R.Chhatria and distributed various school items of worth Rs. 25,000/- to 50,000/- on the occasion.

The BSF officials with the support of the local officials there sorted out certain problems on the spot and wrote to the concerned officials to take up the issues. The local people appreciated the good will activities of BSF 107th Battalion and highlighted the role of BSF in insurgency areas.

During Civic Action they used to interact with villagers along with State Govt authorities such as Tehsildar, Inspector-in-Charges of various police stations, Block Development Officers, Junior Engineers etc to sort out the various problems of villagers. The BSF has plans to organise such good will programmes at various places in Chitrakonda area for the welfare of the poor tribal villagers, said the BSF officials. The programme is aimed at to improve education and life standard of poor villagers in cut off areas, they added.

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