Governor of Goa Dr. (Smt ) Mridula Sinha graced the ceremony of 42nd year of The Indian Coast Guard Goa at Chikolna Mormugao Taluka yesterday. The annual day of Indian Coast Guard was celebrated by cutting cake at the hands of the Governor.
Shri Himanshu Nautiyal, The DIG, Cost Guard Goa addressing the gathering informs that the Indian Coast Guards Completes 42 years of dedicated and
distinguished service to the nation. In the year 1977 started with two frigates and five patrol boats from the Indian Navy and today we have 137 ships, 62 aircraft, and off shore station all along the coast.
Shri Nautiyal said that the Indian Coast Guard is a multi mission organisation, conducting round the year, real time operations at sea, The mission
includes:-Maritime Zone Security, Maritime Safety, Environment Security, Scientific Assistance, Off shore Security, National Defence etc.
Shri Noutiyal further speaking also said that The Indian Coast Guard today is recognized as a ready, relevant and responsive maritime force. The force is ready for 24 into 7, round the clock, to meet any challenges and dynamic threats at sea.
He also told that the service today is relevant being highly adaptive force, capable of partnering with stake holder across maritime domain. The service has met all its commitments and has justified its existence by earning laurels both at National and International fore.
The force continues to be responsive during crises situation, whether, manmade or triggered by natural disaster he added.
Shri Nautiyal also informed that The Indian Coast Guard since inception has saved over 9000 precious lives and has been part of all Disaster relief operations, whether; it is Earthquake, Cyclone of floods.
The coast Guard has repatriated around 6500 Indian fisherman from Pakistan, SriLanka and Bangladesh. With respect to Anti smuggling and Narcotics, goods worth Rs. 4700cr have been caught by the Service.
He assured that the Indian Coast Guard will rise to every occasion, when ever, the Country needs, and will continue to display Professionalism, courage and loyalty, in discharge of our duties following our Motto“Vayam Rakshamah”- We protect he ensured.
Shri Atul Parulekar DIG and officers from Indian Coast Guard-Goa and others were present on the occasion, Ms.Rupal Lamba, Deputy Commandent compered the function.