NORTH LAKHIMPUR, March 4 � The Indo-Tibetan Border Police celebrated its golden jubilee year of formation in the command post of 10 Battalion at Kimin, a border check post of Assam-Arunachal inter-state boundary, 25 kms north-west from North Lakhimpur.
The celebrations began with the handing over of the LRP Baton of the ITBP Golden Jubilee to Rajesh Kumar Tomar, Commandant, 10 ITBP by Anuj Kumar Singh, Commandant 20 ITBP in the presence of Ankur Garg, Secretary to Governor, Arunachal Pradesh in a colourful ceremony in Kimin.
The Relay LRP Baton was started from Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh and is scheduled to end in Leh, Jammu and Kashmir on October 24, 2012 after crossing many places of the country to mark the 50 years of the formation of the paramilitary force as a consequence to the Chinese aggression of 1962.
Speaking on the occasion, Commandant Rajesh Kumar Tomar highlighted the various philanthropic activities of the ITBP which the Relay LRP would undertake during its mission up to March 21 in its area of operation region.
He said that the Realy LRP team would conduct medical camps en-route and would distribute free medicine among the villagers. They would also distribute television sets with DTH, stationary goods to the underprivileged section of the society and would motivate the local youths to join the elite paramilitary force for a brighter career.
The Secretary to Governor, Arunachal Pradesh, Ankur Garg flagged off the Relay LRP Team and congratulated the ITBP for completing glorious 50 years of its formation and lauded the efforts of the 10 and 20 battalions of the elite force for extending humanitarian services to the local poor and disadvantaged people of the region.
It may be recalled that the ITBP has been in close vigil on the high terrain on the Indo-China border. It is also the most sought after paramilitary forces in the world by the UN for peacekeeping operations across the trouble spots of the globe.