AHMEDABAD: Union home and cooperation minister Amit Shah will inaugurate a border viewing point at Nadabet in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district on Sunday, officials said. The border viewing point will be built along the lines of the Punjab’s Wagha-Atari Border.
“Under the Seema Darshan Project, the state tourism department is developing Nadabet, on the India-Pakistan border, as a tourist attraction destination at a cost of 125 crore,” Alok Pandey, managing director of Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd, told in front of press.
Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel and state tourism minister Purnesh Modi will be in attendance, in addition to Shah.
The project was launched with the goal of allowing inhabitants of the country to witness directly the lifestyle of Border Security Force (BSF) members who are continually protecting their homeland, as well as their living conditions, tasks, and patriotism, according to Pandey.
One of the greatest attractions, he added, will be a daily march of BSF soldiers.
Tourists will also be able to see Indian Army and BSF surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, T-55 tanks, artillery cannons, torpedoes, wing drop tanks, and MiG-27 aircraft at Nadabet.
The Nadabet Seema Darshan Project will be the country’s first state-of-the-art BSF project, illustrating the country’s origins, development, and importance of BSF in the wars as well as the achievements of the heroes who have made supreme sacrifices for the country.
The Seema Darshan Complex’s highlight is a 30-foot high T-Junction Pillar with murals depicting border guards in action.
Another memorial, dubbed ‘Ajay Prahari,’ was erected in honour of the heroic soldiers who died defending the country. The Indian national flag was raised to a height of 40 feet.
An Interpretation Centre has been built to familiarise visitors with the life of a BSF jawan as well as the everyday vicissitudes of residents of border communities through a combination of state-of-the-art visual settings. The high-tech interactive exhibits, which include virtual patrolling, experiential technologies, and simulators, are anticipated to draw crowds.
The topographical and demographic aspects of Nadabet, as well as its proximity to Gujarat’s international border, are the subject of six displays in the museum area. Officials said it will also shed light on the issues that the most difficult border terrains bring.