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Press Release


New Delhi-21 May 2017 - Sikkim is one of the most beautiful state of India situated in the lap of  Himalayas. Hon’ble Home Minister Sh. Rajnath Singh laid foundation stone of Headquarters of 36th Batallion Gayzing in western District of State. After laying foundation stone, while addressing the officers and Jawans in Sainik Sammelen, Hon’ble Home Minister said that for headquarters of Gayzing Battalion 213 Residential quarters, officers  mess, S.Os mess,  Barrack for Jawans and  a hospital will be constructed on 62.466 acres of land at the cost of Rs.77.88 crore.

Hon’ble Home minister in his address expressed that he is hopeful for completion of the work by NBCC within stipulated time of 18 months while counting the priorities of his Ministry Hon’ble Home Minister said  that providing basic amenities to employees of Central Police forces is one of the top most priority of MHA and beginning of construction work of Battalion Headquarter here  is a stepping stone in this direction. While hailing achievements of the SSB Hon’ble Home Minister said that SSB is carrying out his duties with full zeal and dedication. SSB is setting new records in every field. He said that it is very much in his knowledge as compared to last year’s seizures of illegal goods valued 306 crore and arrest of 5001 smugglers and anti nationalist, this year only in four months SSB has made a seizure of 227 crore of illegal goods and arrested  2818 anti social elements. Rating efficiency and skillfulness of SSB at a higher grade, Indian govt. has assigned the responsibilities of internal security in J&K and at present 05 battalions of SSB are successfully carrying internal security arrangements in J&K. Apart from this duties performed by SSB  in Naxal affected areas of Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh is praiseworthy. 02 Battalion of SSB are contributing in NDRF also. By performing its duties SSB is setting up its objectives of Service, Security and brotherhood. Recently 15th Battalion of SSB gunned down a terrorist in an encounter with terrorists of NDFB and confiscated arms and ammunition from them. In this gun battle while giving his supreme sacrifice S.I Amal Sarkar made not only his force but whole country proud. Hon’ble Home Minister also announced that the family of each paramilitary jawan who died in action will be given a compensation of Rs. 1 crore each.

Hon’ble Home Minister also aerial surveyed three SSB posts Uttarey, Kumukh and Bajrajadhara located at extreme heights and praised the work of  SSB in extreme situations of country’s most adverse areas with full dedication. After his address Hon’ble Home Minister had BADA KHANA (Lunch) with Jawans and donated 1lakh rupees to Jawans for their welfare.

After attending functions at Headquarters Hon’ble Home minister proceeded to village Pelling for participating in civic action programs of SSB. Here  in his address Hon’ble Home Minister said that he is overwhelmed to see the coordination between SSB and  population of Sikkim. SSB has old ties with Sikkim’s population. I am very glad to see that apart from guarding the borders SSB is continuously organizing many welfare activities/programs for welfare of common people like medical civic action, veterinary civic action, Samajik Chetna Abhiyan, employment/job training program and woman awareness programs. In the last few years the state of Sikkim has made new developmental achievements and SSB has contributed a lot in it. 

Today in this program participation of SSB along with different state departments is an example that in guarding borders not only SSB but different  state departments and common people of country are also working together.  I am glad to see the coordination between SSB, State Govt. and common people.  It gives me immense pleasure that SSB has been awarded as best disaster management unit for  their works done during natural disaster and earthquake in Sikkim.

Hon’ble Home Minister also congratulated DG SSB Smt. Archana Ramasundaram, on her  personal  initiative last year 145 girls from remote and far flung areas in which 20 girls were from Sikkim were given an opportunity for educational excursion to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Shimla etc. I feel overwhelmed as I got opportunity to meet these girls on 53rd raising day of SSB. These girls also got an opportunity to meet his Excellency President of India, I believe it will remain an lifetime memorable experience for them. In her welcome address DG SSB Smt. Archana Ramasundaram welcomed and paid her gratitude to honorable Home Minister Sh. Rajnath Singh from whole SSB family. She said that Hon’ble Home Minister visit in SSB Battalion fills all the cadres with new zeal, enthusiasm and motivate all of us to fulfill our duties in adverse circumstances also. On this occasion I.G, SSB Ftr. Silliguri Sh. Sukumar Bandhopadhayay, DIG SSB, SHQ Gangtok Sh. Vandhan Saxena and all invited dignitaries, officers of SSB, subordinate  officers and Jawans were present. 




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