BGB-BSF volleyball match strengthens spirit of fraternity

GUWAHATI: A volleyball match was organized between the Border Guarding Forces of Bangladesh (BGB) and the Border Security Force (BSF) near the BSF's outpost at Omkhewa in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya on Friday to foster friendly relations between the security forces of the two neighboring countries.

According to officials of BSF's Assam-Meghalaya Frontier, in recent time BGB and BSF have adopted several measures for confidence building, which would help both the forces in smooth operation of their duties. These measures include sharing of inputs regarding movements of extremists, meeting at all levels to solve issues of concern for both forces and organizing friendly matches.

The BGB team was accompanied by Lt Col Saiful Azam, Lt Col Maqsudul Haque, three staff officers and four Junior Commandants.

The BSF team included three commandants - Harilal, S K Srivastava, A K Singh - three staff officers and five subordinate officers.

The match was played in true competitive spirit with both sides vying to clinch the trophy. However, despite giving their best efforts, the BGB team lost the match to the BSF team.

About 600 locals from both sides of the border participated as audience and cheered their respective teams. They were full of praise for both the teams and security forces, which have helped in creating such a congenial and cordial atmosphere on the international border.