Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Bikaner in Rajasthan on Thursday to be with the Border Security Force personnel guarding the Indo-Pakistan border. He will celebrate Dussehra with them by performing Shastra puja or weapons worship.
A Home Ministry official said this will be first time when a senior Central Minister will be joining the force in the festivities in the sensitive border with Pakistan. Mr Singh will assess the progress in infrastructure development.
Last year, he had attended Dussehra celebrations at Joshimath in Uttarakhand along the Sino-Indian border.