August 10, 2022
Beating The Retreat: Like Wagah, you will be able to see ‘Beating the Retreat’ on the Pakistan border in Jammu, BSF took this step

Beating The Retreat Ceremony : After just a few days, the country will complete its 75th year of independence. In such a situation, there is a lot of enthusiasm among the people about the upcoming 15 August i.e. Independence Day. The government is celebrating this special occasion as ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The ‘Har-Ghar Tiranga’ campaign is going to run from August 13 to 15.

The Border Security Force (BSF) organized the ‘Beating the Retreat Ceremony’ at the Octroi Post on the Pakistan border near Jammu on the lines of the Wagah-Hussainiwala border in Punjab. have decided to do. BSF has opened this border post for tourists every weekend. Now you can strengthen the feeling of patriotism in yourself by watching the passionate ‘Beating the Retreat Ceremony’ of the jawans over the weekend. You can see the Pakistani Army Post very close here and can also take selfies.

Till now it used to be ‘Beating the Retreat’

Let us tell you that till now ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony on the Pakistan border used to happen only on the Attari-Wagah, Amritsar (Attari-Wagah, Amritsar) and Hussainiwala, Firozpur border of Punjab. This ceremony is very popular among domestic tourists as well as foreign tourists.

Ceremony is held on Saturday and Sunday

Organized by BSF Jammu Frontier at Octroi Post, this ceremony is organized twice a week on Saturday and Sunday. Tourists can enjoy it by coming here on both the days. The Octroi Border Out Post (BOP) is about 30 km from Jammu city. You can reach here through the roads built between the border village and farm barns. Here only BSF personnel do the work of march-past and unloading of the national flag. This does not include Pakistani soldiers.

Why this place got its name ‘Octray’

The story behind the name of Octroi Chowki is also quite interesting. Before partition, trains from Pakistan used to come here. Pakistan’s big city Sialkot is just 11 kilometers away from here. At the same time, the distance of Lahore, the capital of the Punjab province of Pakistan, is only 100 kilometers. In those days, all the goods that used to reach here from Pakistan were subject to octroi. For this reason the name of this place was named Octroi.

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