Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu witnessed the Spectacular 'Beating the Retreat Ceremony' at the Attari-Wagah Border between Pakistan and India, in Amritsar today.
The lowering of the flags ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force, BSF) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959.
The Chief Minister also distributed sweets to the Jawans who participated in the ceremony between the thunderous applause by the people gathered on the occasion to witness the same. He also encouraged the Jawans for their commitment and valour and for the impressive show.
He said that the Indian Army and paramilitary forces have kept the integrity and sovereignty of the country intact by sacrificing their lives when the Nation needed them the most to safeguard the country. He said that we all are proud of our soldiers.Dr. Atul Fulzale, IG Jalandhar range BSF and a Himachal IPS cadre officer, welcomed the Chief Minister on the occasion and presented him a sapling.
Chief Minister, Punjab, Bhagwant Mann, Lieutenant Governor Delhi, Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chief Secretary Himachal Pradesh, Prabodh Saxena, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Bharat Khera and senior officers of Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir were also present on the occasion.