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Indian Airforce thank Corona Warriors by showering petals

New Delhi: To express gratitude towards  doctors, paramedics, sanitation staff and other front-line workers battling the coronavirus pandemic, the armed forces have made elaborate arrangements to conduct aerial fly-pasts, light up ships at sea and shower flower petals on several hospitals across the country on Sunday.

The thanks-giving activities will begin with wreath-laying ceremonies at the police memorial in Delhi and in several other cities on Sunday morning to honour the police personnel followed by fly-pasts by fighter jets and transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force across all the major cities and towns starting from 10 am.

Cities, where fighter jets of IAF will conduct fly-pasts, include Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Patna and Lucknow. Transport aircraft of the force will carry out similar drills in a number of cities including Srinagar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Bhopal, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Coimbatore and Thiruvananthapuram, PTI quoted officials as saying.

Apart from this, IAF’s C-130 transport aircraft will also fly over Delhi-NCR and helicopters from the IAF and Indian Navy will fly over hospitals treating coronavirus patients and shower petals as a tribute to the corona warriors.

In Delhi, IAF helicopters will shower flower petals on hospitals including AllMS, Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital, GTB, LNJP, Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, Safdarjung, Sir Ganga Ram hospital, Baba Saheb Ambedkar hospital, Max hospital in Saket, Apollo Indraprastha hospital and Army Research and Referral hospital.

Flower petals will also be dropped on select hospitals in cities including Leh, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Gandhinagar, Mumbai, Jaipur, Varanasi, Patna, Lucknow, Bhopal, Ranchi, Raipur, Kolkata, Itanagar and Shillong.

Indian Navy helicopters will shower petals on Kasturba Gandhi hospital and naval medical hospital Ashwini in Mumbai, GMC and ESI hospitals in Goa, Ernakulam General hospital in Kochi, Government TB and Chest hospital in Vizag and GB Pant hospital in Port Blair.

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