In a heartwarming show of harmony, personnel of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) celebrated Holi together at the Agartaka-Akhaura border on Sunday.
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At the integrated checkpost at Akhaura and the bordering areas of Tripura, jawans from the two sides applied colour to each other and also exchanged sweets.
"Today BGB and BSF troopers have come together in the border and enjoyed Holi here. Not only me, but all my soldiers are here and enjoying with the BSF personnel. I do not have words to express our enjoyment," BGB team leader Md Suram, told bdnews24.com.
The photos show the jawans laughing and having a merry time together.
Tripura: Border guards of India & Bangladesh celebrated Holi at Agartala-Akhwara integrated check post (ICP) pic.twitter.com/4ottQEy9jQâ€” ANI (@ANI_news) March 12, 2017
"BSF and BGB are very close and have celebrated various annual carnivals each year. Celebration of each other's festivities together would bring both the organisations closer," BSF's 195 Battalion Commandant Ajit Kurmar P told mediapersons.
Earlier, the Indian High Commission in Dhaka had tweeted Holi wishes and invited Indian nationals to participate in Holi celebrations.
High Commission of India, Dhaka cordially invites all Indian Nationals to participate in Holi festival. pic.twitter.com/la0VqsozYzâ€” India in Bangladesh (@ihcdhaka) March 12, 2017