BRO Organizes “Ekta Evam Shradhanjali Abhiyan” Expedition to Commemorate Karmyogis:
To honor the sacrifices and contributions made by its Karmyogis in nation-building, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is organizing “Ekta Evam Shradhanjali Abhiyan” as part of its 64th BRO Day Celebrations.
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Flag Off Ceremony:
On May 1, 2023, Lt. Gen. Rajeev Chaudhry, Director General Border Roads, flagged off the multi-modal expedition from Seema Sadak Bhawan in New Delhi. The expedition comprises motorcycle and car rally teams that started their journey from the North East and Northern regions of the country.
Collection of Soil, Water, and Saplings:
The motorcycle leg of the expedition began on April 14, 2023, from Kibithu, Arunachal Pradesh. The expedition team, consisting of members from 18 projects, collected soil, water, and saplings from 108 remote border locations.
The collected soil, water, and saplings will be planted at BRO Alma Mater, BRO School, and Centre in Pune, Maharashtra.
Flag In Ceremony:
Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt will flag in the expedition teams on May 7, 2023, at Pune, on the occasion of BRO’s 64th raising day.
About Border Roads Organisation (BRO):
Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Defense, responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges in India’s border areas.
Some key points about BRO are:
- BRO was established in 1960, with the primary objective of ensuring the security of India’s borders by constructing and maintaining roads and bridges in the border areas.
- BRO operates in some of the most challenging and inhospitable terrains in the world, including the Himalayan ranges, deserts, and high-altitude areas.
- BRO is involved in the construction of strategic roads and border infrastructure, which plays a crucial role in the defense of India’s borders.
- BRO also plays a critical role in the socio-economic development of remote and inaccessible areas by providing connectivity through roads and bridges, which helps in the movement of goods and people.
- BRO has executed several prestigious projects, including the construction of the world’s highest motorable road at Khardung La Pass, the Rohtang Tunnel, and the Zojila Pass Tunnel.
- BRO also plays a significant role in disaster management, and its personnel are often involved in relief and rescue operations in the aftermath of natural calamities.
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