As announced by the Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, the Indian Air Force helicopters showered petals on the Gandhi hospital and frontline Covid Warriors in the city on Sunday as part of ‘India Salutes Frontline Covid Warriors’ by the Defence Ministry.
Two helicopters took off this morning around 10 am from Hakipet air base only to make a ceremonial fly-past and showering flower petals on Gandhi Hospital. The choppers flew over the magnificent building 4 times offering petals including on the whole staff from ward boys to the Superintendent. Many of them turned emotional at the way the Indian army had honoured them.
“Its a great honour to all of us including police, journalists, sanitation workers that the Indian armed forces have recognised our efforts. It will boost our morale further to do better service”, stated the Superintendent Dr Raja Rao.
The IAF has organised a musical band playing patriotic tunes to inspire covid warriors. The officers from IAF have also elicited doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, police and journalists at Fever Hospital, NIMS etc.
The entire programme was monitored and executed by the Group Capitan K S Raju (Medical) and Group Capitan Pankaj Gupta of IAF base station at Hakimpet.