new Delhi. The 11th Battalion of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) engaged in border security in Pegong, Sikkim has flagged off a cycling expedition for border villages and remote areas of Sikkim. Somdup Lepcha, Minister of Culture, Roads and Bridges Department, Sikkim Government flagged it off. In his address, Lepcha congratulated the ITBP for this campaign and said that ITBP’s voluntary service contribution in every sphere in the state along with security is highly appreciated.
The campaign will cover 218 km in about 20 days. During this period, members of this campaign team of ITBP in the border areas and villages will not only spread awareness about Kovid but will also organize many medical and Veterinary camps. Will make people aware of cleanliness and will also distribute cleanliness related materials to them. The force has also determined that during this campaign, information about government schemes related to public concern will also be tried to reach the border people. Also, local youth will be informed about the recruitment opportunities in ITBP. This team will complete its mission in odd geographical and seasonal conditions, it will reach Gurudongmar lake in the north and will start its return journey.
The team also includes ITBP trained climbers and rescue operations specialists. Since its inception during the Indo-China War, the ITBP has been deployed on the arduous borders of Indo-China and is considered an expert mountaineering force. The force has successfully completed more than 215 mountaineering expeditions. On October 24, 58 years of establishment of ITBP will be completed.
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