PASIGHAT, May 07:The Border Road Organization (BRO) in the HQ Brahmank premises, Pasighat celebrated its61st Raising Day today with commitment to meet the challenges that lie ahead. Headed by the Chief Engineer, Shri Padam Kumar,amedical camp was organized in Project Brahmank premises for general medical checkup of families of staff and labors of the Brahmank team and also to make them aware of COVID-19 safety / precautions to be taken. A SainkSammelan was held whereCE complemented the Brahmank staff for the excellent work done in the last year and also motivated them to carry the good work in ensuing year.
Speaking on the occasion Chief Engineer Kumar informed that the BRO was formed on 7th May, 1960 to secure India’s borders and develop infrastructure in remote areas of the north and north-east states of the country. Post-Independence India had 15000 kilometers long border to be secured and a vast, remote and economically backward North and North Eastern Region, with an inadequate road communication network for its future development. He further highlighted the milestone achieved by the organization by construction of over 60000 km of roads, 693 km of bridges,19 operational airfields and Atal tunnel of 8.8 km above 10000 feet the longest tunnel in the world at this altitude. CE also brought out the contribution of the organization of Northeast and Northern border-states. Organization stands committed for providing smooth road infrastructure to meet strategic operational requirement of the armed forces as wellas contributing to faster socio- economic development of the region.
On this momentous occasion, CE Kumar gave away merit certificates to the meritorious individuals of the project.All Casual Paid Labours (CPLs)of the project Brhmank(about 200 numbers) were distributed radio, water filter and mosquito net in coordination with SmtMipet Tayeng, President ‘All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) Eest Siang District.
COVID-19 guidelines were strictly followed during all these events.