Border Security Force (Meghalaya Frontier) on April 18 distributed essential commodities to people residing along the international border that Meghalaya shares with neighbouring Bangladesh to meet the challenges posed by COVID-19.
BSF spokesperson UK Nayal said the BSF under Meghalaya Frontier along with 123 Battalion BSF in association with Textiles Merchant Association, Food Grain Merchant Association, Jain Committee Meghalaya, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Shillong Lion Club, and media houses provided essential commodities to 600 needy villagers residing in the border villages of Alubari, Nayabasti, Dharambasti, Thariaghat, Chaklabasti and Nongjuri in the East Khasi Hills district.
“The occasion brought to light the emotional bondage between BSF and the local population, where in the villagers expressed their gratitude to BSF for the timely assistance through civil organizations and media houses,” he said.
During the distribution, he said BSF and members of the civil organizations took all necessary precautions while distributing ration by wearing gloves, face masks and sanitizers and at the same time educated the civil population about COVID-19 and its precautions.
“We are putting tremendous efforts to look after the welfare of the border population residing along the international border and keep constant touch with civil administration/NGOs in order to address the needs of the populace,” Nayal said.