The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is all set to take part in the ‘India Thanks COVID-19 Warriors’ initiative by illuminating ships and showering petals at hospitals treating Corona patients.
Ships will appreciate the efforts of the COVID-19 Warriors by illuminating the ships from tonight at 25 locations covering the entire coastline of the country including the remote sites and far-flung island territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands.
In addition, ICG helicopters will also shower petals on COVID-19 hospitals at five locations. A total of 46 ICG ships and around 10 helicopters will take part in the initiative. The locations where the ICG ships and aircraft will take part are:
The ICG units have also been assisting the local administration in the distribution of ration and food to the poor and migrant labourers especially among fishermen in their respective areas during the lockdown period.
The ICG ships and aircraft continue to maintain strict vigil at sea and remain committed to ensuring safe and secure seas around the Indian subcontinent. It is also maintaining 24×7 electronic surveillance of our coasts through Coastal Surveillance Radar Network, said an official communication from the defence forces.