Sports(Achievements) : Last Updated: Friday, May 26, 2017

BSF has got the unique and rare privilege of having 12 ARJUNA AWARDEES on its roll. Details are as under:

Sl. No. Name of the Awardees Sports Activity
1 Shri Nripjit Singh, Comdt (Retd) Volleyball-1962
2 Shri Udham Singh, DC(Retd) Hockey-1965
3 Shri Praveen Kumar, DC(Retd) Athletic-1967
4 Inspr Jagjit Singh (Retd) Hockey-1967
5 Shri Ajit Pal Singh, AC(Retd) Hockey-1970
6 Shri Balwant Singh, DC(Retd) Volleyball-1972
7 Shri Anil Kumar, 21C B/Ball-1974
8 Shri Mohinder Singh, DC Shooting-1983
9 Shri Mahabir Singh, AC Wrestling-1985
10 Shri Subhash Verma, AC Wrestling-1987
11 Inspr Rajesh Kumar Wrestling-1990
12 Inspr Sanjay Kumar Wrestling-1998

PRESIDENT OF INDIA AWARDED “PADMA SHRI” TO BSF OFFICER 

        Five times Mount Everest climber Shri Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu, Assistant Commandant, of Border Security Force received “PADMA SHRI” award from the President of India,           Sh. Pranab Mukherjee in a ceremony at the RastrapatiBhavan on     26th April`2014 at AshokaBhawan, New Delhi.

                Shri Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu is hails from Bona village, Kumaon Himalaya. He has completed Basic Mountaineering and Advanced Mountaineering Course from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) in 1990. He earned a specialization in Search and Rescue. 

        Shri Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu has successfully climbed on 38 peaks like Nanda Kot (6861 meters) in 1989, MamostongKangri (7516 meters) in Ladakh and Nanda Bhaner (6236 meters) both in 1992. He was liaison officer for a British team during expedition of Nanda Ghunti (6309 meters) in 1997.  

In 1998, he made a successful bid at climbing Mount Everest for the first time, from the Tibetan approach on the north. Thereafter he repeated this feat in 2006, 2009, 2012 and most recently in 2013.  

Some of his other noteworthy conquests include the Kanchenjunga (8586 meters), Nanda Ghunti (6309 meters). Nanda Bhaner (6236 meters) and MamostongKangri (7516 meters) He has climbed over 38 peaks in 22 years. In the future he intends scaling the five peaks known as Panchchulli in Uttarakhand. In 2008, he reached the peak of Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) alongwith a BSF team in June’ 2012.     

        Shri Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu participated 38 times in various Nationals levels events and win following awards:- 

i)            Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award in 2003 by Prime Minister of India for outstanding achievement in mountaineering including citation and cash reward of Rs. 1,50,000/-.

ii)          Award by Edmund Hillary in 2003 on golden Jubilee Celebrations of Everest organized by IMF.

iii)        Honoured by Permanent membership of IMF (Indian Mountaineering Foundation).

iv)         Momento given by Union Home Minister Shri Shiv Raj Patil in June 2006 after summit of Everest.

v)           Award of DGCR with Cash reward twice by the Director General BSF in 2003 and 2006 for outstanding performance in BSF.

vi)         Award Gold Medal for excellence in mountaineering by IMF in Nov 2009.

 

BSF officials who were decorated with “PADMA SHRI” Awards are Brig Bhuwan Chand Pandey, IG in 1972, Shri P R Rajgopal, IG in 1972, ShriChamanLal, IPS, DIG in 1988, ShriPrakash Singh, IPS, ADG in 1991, Shri A K Patel, IPS, IG in 1991 and Dr L C Dutta, IG (Director Medical) in 2010.

ATHLETIC:
International circuit Athletic Meet held at Trivendrum on 6th July 1999 and Sub. JATA SHANKAR secured 'SILVER' medal in 400 Mtr race.
8th Asian Junior Athletic Championship ( International Level) held at Singapore from 30 Sep to 3 Oct, 1999 and Insp N Gojen Singh won 'SILVER' medal in 10000 Mtr race and 6th position in 5000 Mtr race.
48th All India Police Athletic Championship held at Gandhi Nagar (Gujrat) from 7 to 10 Dec 1999 and BSF won the following medals:
  • Gold - 3
  • Silver - 3(Overall III position)
  • Bronze - 4
48th All India Police Cross Country Championship held at Trivendrum from 27 to 31 Jan 2000 and BSF Secured 1st and 2ndposition in 12 KM race and 4 KM Race respectively.
6th National Federation Cup Athletic Championship held at Lucknow from 15 to 17 March 2000 and BSF won 2 Gold and 2 Bronze Medals.
Insp JATA SHANKAR has been selected by AAFI for Trg cum competition exposure of Sr Athletic team held at KEIV ( UKERAINE) from 20 May to 23 June 2000.
BSF Atheletic team secured 3rd position in 49th All India Police Athletic Championship held at HQr Jalandhar from 30 Oct to 02 Nov 2000.
BASKETBALL:
49th All India Police Games held at Dharamshala from 29 May to 3 June 2000 and BSF Basketball team secured IIIrd position.
CYCLING :
53th Senior National Cycling Championship held at New Delhi from 17 to 21 April 2000 and HC Kumar Eneous won 'GOLD' medal and also declared fastest man of the meet.
EQUESTRIAN :
28th All India Police Equestrian Championship & Mounted Police Duty Meet was held at BSF Academy, Tekanpur from 16th to 23rd Dec 2009 and BSF Equestrian Team won the overall championship. BSF has won the overall championship at trot for third time i.e 2007 Manipur, 2008 Madhuban & 2009 Haryana. This feat was achieved after 24 years. Shri Tejpal Daber, DC was adjudged the best rider of the 28th AIPEC. He is best rider for the second time in continuation. BSF horse Saloni was declared best horse of championship ridden by Sh. Tejpal Daber, DC. BSF also won the mounted Police duty meet Trophy at Tekanpur.
FOOTBALL :
48th All India Police India Championship held at Chumukedima (Dimapur) from 8 to 20 Nov 1999 and BSF team won the Championship by defeating Punjab Police.
HOCKEY :
SI Harbhajan Singh of BSF has represented Indian Hockey team in the AKHBAR ELYOUM International Hockey Tournament held from 2 to 12th Feb99 at CAIRO (EGYPT).
48th All India Police Hockey Championship held at Delhi from 12 to 21 Dec 1999 and BSF won the Championship by defeating Punjab Police.
All India Guru Tej Bahadur Memorial Gold Cup Hockey Tournament held at Mumbai from 25 Apr to 5 May 2000 and BSF won the tournament by defeating BPCL.
13th ASIAN GAMES 1998: :
The following sportsmen of BSF represented the Country in the 13th Asian Games-1998 and secured medals as noted against each, held at Bangkok from 6 to 21st Dec98:
HC Ram Bir Singh GOLD Medal (Kabaddi)
Inspr Jata Shankar Silver Medal (4x400 m Relay)
13th ASIAN GAMES 1998: :
Following Judokas participated in the Senior National Judo Championship-99 held at Bangalore from 17 to 19 Jan99 and won following medals :
Inspr Najib Aga (73 Kg) GOLD
Const Deepak Tyagi (81 Kg) Silver
Const Jitender Kumar (60 Kg) SILVER
Const Arvinder Kumar (60 Kg) BRONZE
Const Ram Mehar (Open) BRONZE
Const Rabinder Kumar (100 Kg) BRONZE
Sr National Judo Championship held at Chandigarh from 13 to 16 Feb 2000 and won the medals as per details given below :
CT Arvind Kumar -60 Kg Silver
HC Jitender Pal -60 Kg Bronze
HC Samunder Tokas - 100 Kg Bronze
Insp Sarabjit Singh - 90 Kg Bronze
Const Ram Mehar (Open) BRONZE
Const Rabinder Kumar (100 Kg) BRONZE
HC Vinod Solanki represented country in the Asian Judo Championship held at OSAKA (JAPAN) from 24 to 29 May 2000.
HC Samunder Tokas represented Country in the 8th Vietnam International Judo Championship held at Hochimil city (Vietnam) from 3 to 7 Aug 2000 and won 'SILVER' medal.
HC Karambir Singh represented country in the IInd Children of Asia International Sports Games held at Yasustosk (Russia) from 4 to 13 Aug 2000 and won 'Bronze' Medal.
SWIMMING :
13th Asia Pacific Age Group Swimming and Diving Championship held at New Delhi from 22 to 24 Aug, 1999 and SI S H Hakimmudin won Bronze Medal in 200 F/S.
54th Senior National Aquatic meet held at Bombay from 5 to 10 Dec.1999 and won medals as per details given below :-
Insp Harender Singh Silver-2
SI S H Hakimmudin Gold-4
-do- Silver-1
-do- Bronze-1.
48th All India Police Aquatic Championship held at Trivendrum from 27 to 31 Jan, 1999 and won Gold-2, Silver-16 and Bronze-6. BSF team secured overall IInd position.
14th Asian Pacific age group Swimming and Diving Championship held at Taipai from 4 to 6 Aug,2000 and SI S H Hakimuddin won 1 Bronze medal.
SI S H Hakimuddin represented the country in the 6th Asian Swimming Championship-2000 held at Russia (South Korea) from 27 Mar to 2 Apr 2000
SI S H Hakimuddin represented country in the Sydney Olympic-2000.
VOLLEY BALL:
Shri Jagir Singh, DC selected as Chief coach of Indian Volleyball team and represented the country in the Rashid International Volleyball tournament held at Dubai (UAE) from 27 Dec,99 to 3 Jan,2000 and Indian team secured IIIrd position.
49th All India Police Volleyball Championship held at Dharamshala from 27 May to 3 June,2000 and secured overalol IIIrd position.
WATER SPORTS:
Regional Caneoing meet held at Nainital from 5 to 7 Jan,99 and won 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze.
6th Four Squar White Water Challenge held at Shivpuri from 23 to 25 Apr,99. BSF won the overall championship.
BSF Water Sports team represented in the National games 1999 held at Imphal from 14 to 25 Feb,99 and won 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 7 Bronze Medals.
1th National Inivitational Rafting competition held at Kullu (HP) from 13 to 14 Oct,99 and BSF secured overall IInd position with 5 Golds, 5 Silver each in Raft sprint and Raft Sallalon respectively.
Teesta Tea Tourism Festival held at Sikkimn from 2-3 Dec,99. BSF Water Sports team won the overall Championship.
10th National Kayaking and Canoeing Championship held at Bhopal from 13 to 16 Jan,2000. BSF team won 1 Gold, 10 Silver and 8 Bronze medals.
International Marathon Kayaking and Canoeing-2000 held at Allahabad from 6 to 8 Feb 2000 and BSF won 2 Gold and 1 Silver medal.
Invitational Open National Kayaking & Canoeing Championship held at Pong Dam (HP) from 18-19 Feb, 2000 and BSF won 4 Gold and 1 Bronze Medals.
7th Ganga White Water Challenge held at Shivpuri (Rishikesh) from 5 to 7 Apr,2000 and BSF won overall Championship by winning 3 Gold Medals.
11th National Kayaking and Canoeing Championship held at Nainital (UP) from 24-27 May,2000 and BSF won 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.
Rafting Festival (Open National) held at Kullu (HP) from 22-24 June,2000 and BSF won 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.
WEIGHT LIFTING :
SI Tejinder Singh Wt lifter represented country in Senior Asian Wt lifting Championship held at Wohon (China) from 28 Aug to 5th Sept,99 and secured IVth position.
SI Tejinder Singh Wt lifter represented country in the Asian Wt lifting Championship held at OSAKA (Japan) from 2 to 6 May 2000.
WRESTLING :
48th All India Police Wrestling Championship held at PAP HQr Jalandhar from 26 to 30 Oct,1999. BSF team secured position as under :-
Free Style team position - II
Greeco Roman team position - III
Junior National Wrestling Championship held at Lucknow from 27 Apr to 01 May,1999 and BSF won the following medals:
CT Dgarambir Singh - G R - 97 kg Silver
CT Ajit Singh - G R - 63 kg Bronze
Federation Cup Wrestling Championship held at Kolhapur from 13 to 15 Jan,99 and BSF won the following medals:
SI Bhagat Singh - F S - 97 kg Gold
CT Mukesh Kumar - G R - 97 kg Gold
Inspr Rakesh Kumar represented the Indian Free Style Wrestling team which participated in the 2000 Asian Free Style Senior Wrestling Championship held at GUILIN (CHINA) from 26 to 28 April,2000.
35th Senior National Indian Style Wrestling Championship held at Kozhikode (Kerala) from 11 to 14 May, 2000 and BSF won overall Championship by winning 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.
SOUTH ASIAN FEDERATION (8th SAF GAMES) :
In the 8th SAF Games held at Kathmandu (Nepal) from 26 Sept to 04th Oct,1999. SI S H Hakimuddin BSF Swimmer won two gold medals with SAF game record.
Shri Dharampal Tokas, DC and Shri Brijkant Sharma, AC have been selected as a technical official and Indian team Manager respectively in the SAF games.
8th WORLD POLICE & FIRE GAMES :
8th World Police and Fire Games held at Sweden Stockholm from 16 to 24 July, 1999. BSF sportsmen represented Indian Police team in above Games and won following Medals:-
Sno. Names of Sportsmen Discipline Gold Silver
1) Insp Abhijit J Swimming 2 --
2) SI S H Hakimuddin Swimming 2 2
3) Inspr Jata Shanker Athletic 1 2
4) Inspr N Gojen Singh Athletic -- 2
5) Inspr Madan Singh Athletic -- 1
6) Inspr Rakesh Kumar Wrestling 2 --

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