Union home minister Amit Shah (file image)
Union home minister Amit Shah (file image)

Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday lauded the decision of the armed forces for planning out a unique way of appreciating the services of the frontline staff who have been working very hard to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Chief of Defence Staff BipinRawat on Friday announced that the armed forces will be undertaking multiple activities to honour frontline staff on Sunday.

“On Sunday, the armed forces will be organizing multiple events like fly past by fighter and transport aircrafts of the IAF from Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir to Thiruvanthapuram in Kerala, and also from Dibrugarh in Assam to Kutch in Gujarat,” said Rawat.

“The helicopters from IAF and Indian Navy shall be showering flower petals on the hospitals treating COVID-19 patients,” he added.

Rawat also said that the Navy and ICG will move ships in formations at sea at select locations while Army bands will visit COVID-19 hospitals and play tunes outside the hospitals in an expression of gratitude to the corona warriors.

To honourthe efforts of police personnel during this crisis, all three service chiefs of the armed forces will be laying wreath at the Police Memorial on Sunday morning, Rawat added.

Taking to Twitter, the union home minister praised their decision to thank the frontline workers.

Who else can understand the importance of keeping our motherland safe than our Armed forces. Kudos to the CDS and our Armed forces for their decision to thank the Corona Warriors, who are working relentlessly to keep our nation safe against the menace of COVID-19,” Shah tweeted.

“I am sure this decision of Armed forces will greatly boost the morale and confidence of our doctors, healthworkers, sanitization staff, security and media personnel. We as a nation stand united to thank our Corona warriors in these testing times,” he added.

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