New Delhi: To celebrate the bonhomie of independence, Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and noted journalist Kuldeep Nayar were to lit peace candles at the Attari-Wagah border and exchange sweets with people from the Pakistani side Saturday night.
It was learnt that the Border Security Force (BSF) had made elaborate security arrangements at the border post and according to an official the BSF beefed up security at the Attari-Wagah joint land border checkpost between India and Pakistan to ensure smooth Independence Day celebrations there Saturday midnight.
Speaking to a news daily, BSF Deputy Inspector General (intelligence) and official spokesperson Pankaj said, "We have made fool-proof security arrangements and also increased the patrolling in the wake of Independence Day celebrations.”
"Prominent personalities like Mahesh Bhatt and Kuldeep Nayar will go the border at around 11.45 pm. We expect 40-50 people to accompany them," he added.
He further said, "They will light candles on the border, exchange sweets and words with people, who will come on the other side of the border. Today (Saturday) is Pakistan`s independence day so the Pakistani Rangers have also sent sweets for us.”
Mahesh Bhatt and Kuldeep Nayar have been lighting peace candles at the border on every Independence Day for the last few years.