INDIA: The fourth leg of the Indian Navy’s Maritime Awareness Car Expedition “Sam No Varunah,” from Goa to Bhuj in Gujarat, was flagged off by Rear Admiral Vikram Menon, Flag Officer Goa Naval Area, from Goa’s Vasco town on Sunday.
The team of the Western Naval Command led by Commodore Anirudh Roy comprises 43 participants, including serving officers (including women officers), sailors, and veterans.
Members of the Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA), led by its president, Shashi Tripathi, are also part of the expedition. The team will cover a distance of over 3000 km to reach Bhuj on April 19, according to an official statement.
Passing through the coastal states of Goa, Maharashtra, and Gujarat, the expedition team will reach out to various schools, educational institutions, old age homes, and orphanages to contribute to community development and empowerment.
Coastal cleanup of beaches, awareness campaigns about the Navy, and interactions with students, NCC cadets, senior citizens, and veterans are also planned en route. The team will pay tribute to the bravehearts at the Angre War Memorial at Alibag in Maharashtra and the Khukri Memorial at Diu.
The team undertook beach cleanup at Bogmalo and interacted with the Old Age Home at Assagao, Mapusa, Goa, before making a night halt near Jaigad at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.
The 7500-kilometer car rally covering the entire Indian Coastline was flagged off from Kolkata, West Bengal, on March 26. The Mahindra SUVs are participating in the rally with the Indian Navy.
The main objective of the car rally is to promote awareness among the masses about the Indian Navy and its career opportunities and achievements. The rally also aims to showcase the diverse culture, traditions, and rich maritime history of the regions en route.
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