BSF jawans celebrate Bihu festival in freezing temperatures in Kashmir; look

On the auspicious occasion of Magh Bihu, Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were seen celebrating the festival in the snow-capped mountains of Kashmir. A short video clip that surfaced on Twitter showed the BFS jawans dancing and enjoying the day as they stood in the freezing snow in Keran sector of Kupwara district in Kashmir. The video was shared from the Border Security Force Kashmir Twitter account.

Away from home during the festival, Border Security Force officers were seen singing happily in a soothing Assamese song. BSF Kashmir tweeted on Sunday: “Mountains and mountains of snow, blinding blizzards, freezing temperatures, the stress of 24 hour #LoC vigil, far from home; all this did not deter BSF troops from dance a few steps and celebrate #Bihu at FDL at #Sector Keran #ForwardArea.”

The celebration came just days after a video was posted to Twitter by PRO Udhampur, Ministry of Defence, in which an Indian Army soldier is seen standing and guarding the border under heavy snowfall and Wind. Almost, at a height of 17,000 feet, the Indian Army guards and protects the post.

Bihu’s party

In Assam, Magh Bihu is a harvest festival involving communal festivals that takes place in mid-January. Bihu, like many other Indian festivals, is tied to agriculture. It should be noted that Rongali or Bohag Bihu, Kongali or Kati Bihu, and Bhogali Bihu or Magh Bihu are three important Assamese celebrations.

Bohag Bihu is usually celebrated as a sowing festival, Kati Bihu is an animist version of the festival related to crop protection as well as the worship of plants and crops, while Bhogali Bihu is a harvest celebration.

CRPF jawans celebrated Lohri at J&K

Meanwhile, a few days earlier, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans from Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir joined the country in commemorating the Lohri festival. CRPF jawans were spotted singing, dancing and reveling around a bonfire during the event. The CRPF jawans had spent the festival away from home with each other.

(Image: Twitter/ @BSF_Kashmir)

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