Friday, 23 October 2020

Indian Armed Forces express gratitude to Corona Warriors across country

Updated: May 4, 2020 11:39 am

Indian Army, Navy and Air Force today showcased solidarity with country’s COVID 19 warriors by a unique series of activities across the nation. In Delhi this morning, representatives of the three services laid wreaths at the National Police Memorial honouring the efforts of police for their exceptional and heroic efforts in country’s fight against the pandemic. Indian Air Force chopper showered petals on the National Police Memorial saluting the efforts of police.

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat had announced on Friday that the three services will carry out a series of activities to thank the corona warriors.

Light rain and overcast skies added magic to the atmosphere even as Indian Air Force showered red hued petals at hospitals across the city including Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital and Lok Nayak Jap Prakash Narayan hospital.

Sukhoi 30 MKIs, MiG 29s and Jaguars conducted a flypast over Rajpath, orbited over the city for over half an hour. The jets showering petals could be clearly seen in the sky, and warmed the heart of many a people in these difficult times.

The Indian Army band also performed at the COVID-19 quarantine centre at Narela. The Armed Forces’ efforts to lift the morale of corona warriors have garnered praise from everyone,  including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister said the spectacular display of solidarity by the Defence forces today gives deep confidence to everyone who is working tirelessly amidst the testing times of Corona outbreak.

In a tweet, he commended the efforts of every CORONA Warrior for their selfless contribution to tide over the global pandemic.

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