Port Blair, Dec 21 (UNI) To pay homage to the Tsunami victims of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a route march was held by the Coast Guard from the Coast Guard Regional Headquarters to Corbyn's Cove beach.
Minister of State for Defence Production Rao Inderjeet Singh yesterday flagged off the route march in which more than 250 Coast Guard officers and personnel participated.
The contingent passed through Phoenix Bay, Aberdeen Market, Middle Point and Marine Park before finally reaching at Corbyn's Cove beach, where all the Coast Guard officers and personnel lit candles and observed two minutes silence in remembrance of Tsunami victims.
''The involvement of the Coast Guard in the Tsunami relief operation was evident from the fact that the Coast Guard ships and aircrafts were the first to reach the remote islands of Great Nicobar, Chowra, Landfall, Bompuka and Kondul with relief material and medical aid,'' Public Relations Officer of the Coast Guard in Andaman Commandant Akshay Jain told UNI today.
The Coast Guard ships and aircrafts had helped to evacuate more than 3,000 civilians from various islands and also provided the communication link between Port Blair and Campbell Bay/Hutbay till civil communication lines were restored, Mr Jain said.