Jammu, Nov 15: Bollywood actor cum social worker Nana Patekar today visited BSF border outposts in Hiranagar and Kathua sectors on International Border (IB) and recognized the hardship, sacrifice and duty of brave Jawans during recent cross border firing.
On the occasion he shared memorable moments with enthusiastic jawans and officers of BSF. Patekar, who was conferred honorary rank of Captain by Army, while among BSF troops, said, “Borderman serving at the front are our real heros. They fight a battle every day to protect the integrity of the nation.”
The keenness and warmth of renowned actor was well responded with enthusiasm of jawans deployed on the front line of defense.
The morale of the troops rose to the peak, listening from Patekar that to be present among protectors of nation sovereignty was a moment of great pride for him and he is jubilant with feeling of patriotism.
He said that it was a great opportunity for him to come and meet BSF troops. The whole nation stands firmly with them.
Patekar, who once said, “our greatest weapon is not the BEFORS, nor the AK, but our Jawans”, is known for his simple life style, generous donation in charities, drought relief activities and helping indebted farmers.
On this rendezvous, D.K. Upadhayay, IG BSF, Jammu frontier while thanking Patekar, said that such visits raise the morale of troops and recognizes the immeasurable service rendered by world largest border grading force tasked to guard vast Indian frontier in western and eastern corridor.