AGENCIES, New Delhi: India’s armed forces will conduct fly pasts, shower petals on hospitals and light up ships to thank the coronavirus warriors across the country on May 3, said the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Friday evening.
Addressing a press conference along with all the three chiefs of service staffs, CDS General Rawat said that they would like to thank all COVID-19 warriors including doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, police, home guards, delivery boys and media who have been reaching out with the message of government on how to carry on with lives in these difficult times.
“We (wish to) convey our gratitude to each and every corona warrior and all the citizens of our nation. On May 3 there will be some special activities as a gesture of special gratitude by all three forces,” General Bipin Rawat said.
“The nation stood together, it showed resilience to overcome this crisis. In our country, everybody understands that when it comes to the nation we have to stand together,” he added.
The “gesture of special gratitude” will consist of the Air Force conducting fly-pasts “from Kashmir to Kanyakumari (and) from Assam in the northeast to Kutch in Gujarat”.
Praising the police personnel, the Chief of Defence Staff said that are capable of undertaking actions in red zones also and there is no need for military deployment.
Earlier, CDS Rawat said that coronavirus has affected the three services in very limited numbers and the discipline and patience of the armed forces’ personnel have helped in preventing its spread there, reported NDTV.
He had also said that armed forces’ personnel understand that they will have to remain uninfected by the virus to be able to support people and government as the country battles coronavirus.