Rajasthan CM Raje and Home Minister Rajasthan Singh visited Jaiselmer Border to show confidence in our Soldiers. BSF Members Shared Light Moments with Ministers over Dinner.
In the present belligerent circumstances, where politicians and activists are hurling abuses and arguments at each other on public forums, BJP leaders rose above this hostility. While renowned names like Arvind Kejariwal, Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and Rahul Gandhi are questioning current government on the recent surgical strikes and doubting our army’s capabilities, there are leaders like Vasundhara Raje and Rajnath Singh, who encourage and support our soldiers, without attracting public attention.
Rajasthan, being the largest state in India, shares the longest border with Pakistan (approximately 1070 km). Hundreds of Indian soldiers guard this border, irrespective of the intense desert climate. Ironically, the politicians who criticize the government while sitting in safe and comfortable surroundings of their homes forgot about the brave soldiers posted in Thar Desert.
Nevertheless, a few eminent leaders from BJP showed confidence in Indian Army’s potential. They reached out to soldiers in difficult times like this. Despite attending back-to-back inauguration ceremonies and travelling for last couple of days, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje arrived in Jaiselmer to offer prayers at famous Tanot Mata temple.
For those who’re unaware of Rajasthan’s history, the divine goddess of this legendary temple played a significant role in protecting soldiers and villagers during Indo-Pak war of 1965. According to the tales, Pakistan bombarded the village with powerful explosives during war. Flabbergasted villagers and soldiers took shelter in the temple. A few bombs landed inside the temple premises, but by Goddess’s grace, none of them exploded. Lives were saved and faith restored!
Since then, the temple holds a special significance for soldiers. This Thursday, Rajasthan CM visited Tanot Mata temple to create a spiritual line of defence for our soldiers. She participated in ‘hawans’ and prayed for the safety of Indian soldiers.
The rituals were followed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s arrival in Jaiselmer. Singh called in a meeting with the CMs and home ministers of Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Jammu-Kashmir to mull over border safety. Leaders inspected border area and took important decisions regarding safety reformations there.
The patrol ended in a dinner at BSF centre in Dabla wherein CM Raje motivated the soldiers and expressed her concern regarding their safety. The leaders stayed back for a night to strengthen the existing safety measures. CM Raje had a conversation with villagers and decided to relocate them to a safer place.
Thus, with the efforts of BJP leaders, soldiers could experience a few light moments amidst intimidating situations prevailing in Indo-Pak border. While this may not be a big thing for the opposition, but little attempts like these can surely boost the confidence of our soldiers who risk their life for the nation.