BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Indian armed forces conducted fly pasts and showered petals on hospitals to thank the medical professionals across the country for their battle against COVID-19.
The fighter jets from the Western Air Command dropped petals at hospitals across Delhi, including Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital. In Chandigarh, a similar exercise was conducted at Sukhna Lake, and then over Srinagar’s Dal Lake. In Mumbai, petals were showered over King Edward Memorial Hospital and Kasturba Gandhi Hospital. In Kolkata, petals were showered over Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute in Rajarhat felicitating the coronavirus warriors.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday thanked the armed forces for paying tributes to all frontline workers battling the coronavirus outbreak in India.
“I thank the Armed Forces for their special initiatives like flypasts, showering flower petals and several other performances to express gratitude towards medical professionals, police and other frontline warriors,” tweeted Rajnath Singh.
The Armed Forces today have organised several activities to show their respect and express gratitude towards the Corona Warriors who are battling against the global pandemic.
These frontline warriors are doing commendable work in strengthening India’s fight against COVID-19.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 3, 2020
Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called this endeavour an unique way to thank the frontline warriors.
“Our Armed Forces have always kept the nation safe. Even in times of disasters, they are out there helping people. Now, our Forces are, in a unique way, saying a big thank you to our frontline COVID-19 warriors for their endeavour towards making India COVID-19 free,” PM Modi had tweeted on Friday.