Malkangiri: Inspector General of BSF Odisha, Satish Chandra Budakoti has visited Maoist affected Bonda Ghati under Khairput Block of Malkangiri district and reviewed the anti-Maoist operations in the area.

He was accompanied by Madan Lal, DIG, Koraput BSF and T. Nara Simha Reddy, Commandant, 65 Bn BSF. They visited the camp at Andrahal (Bonda Ghati).

The IG assessed the security framework and working style of the force in the area, wherein he was briefed about confidence built up in the minds and hearts of people after establishment of COBs at Andrahal and Mudulipada.

He interacted with the commanders and troops, appreciated their high standards of professionalism, devotion to duty & complimented the proactive approach of the troops in undertaking humanitarian assistance to the locals.

In continuation to community service activities, under guidance of the Inspector General, A medical camp was organised by BSF on the occasion wherein ailing villagers were provided health care facilities & medicines.

The basic aim of organising such medical camps is to bring medicare to the doorsteps of deprived populations of the remote pockets who have no access to basic healthcare services.

Besides, the IG distributed clothing, stationery, utility and sports items to about 200 villagers and students of Bonda Ghati.

During interaction with the villagers, detailed information was given to the villagers about government schemes for tribals especially women, students and highlighted State Government’s Rehabilitation schemes for surrendering Maoists.

“We are working here for normalcy and maintaining pace of development,” said the BSF IG. He motivated students and emphasized on the usefulness of education in nation building.

“Bondas are one of the ancient tribal communities of Odisha having a distinct culture, they lead a very simple life. The area home of aboriginals is known as Bonda Ghati. In the recent past Bonda Ghati adjoining the Swabhiman Anchal was a naxal soft target probably due to lack of basic conveniences.

Among others, Sarpanch Andrahal, all ward members of the area, students of Bodbel School and faculty joined the event and lauded the humane approach of BSF.