Visakhapatnam, Nov 28 (ANI): Ahead of the Navy Day, a three-day Navy Mela (Navy fair), an educative and inspirational exhibition by the sea warriors of the Eastern Naval Command and local business establishments began at Visakhapatnam.
Indian Navy celebrates December 4 as the Navy Day.
Rear Admiral Raman Prabhat, the Admiral Superintendent of the Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam, inaugurated the exhibition on Friday.
On this Navy Mela, the visitors will be given an opportunity to visit the naval base of Eastern Naval Command and the docks to see vignettes of the life of sea warriors on the shores as well as on the high seas.
Twenty stalls showcase the saga of Indian Navy at this fair.
The Municipal Corporation, financial institutions, IT firms, electronic and consumer durables including non-governmental organisations such as Akshay Patra and Brahma Kumaris Mission, has put up over 100 other stalls.
Speaking on the occasion, Rear Admiral Raman Prabhat said that the exhibition will help create awareness about the Indian Navy to public.
"The second and more important function is to make available to the local population of Vizag (Visakhapatnam) and the citizens of Vizag and especially the youth of Vizag, make them aware what the Navy is and make them understand what the navy is all about and if you go down the stalls you will find there are various functions which are depicted, operational function, militants functions, logistics function, we have models of ships, submarines, aircrafts, how they work. Anybody going there will understand exactly what is happening over there," said Rear Admiral Prabhat.
Besides, the visitors will also get to hear the musical performances by an orchestra and the Indian Navy's Band.
Assorted entertainment stalls also happen to be the highlight of this Navy Mela. (ANI)