Varanasi: In order to salute the corona warriors including doctors, paramedics, sanitation staff, police and other frontline workers for their dedication and service, flowers were showered on them by Indian Air Force helicopter on Sunday.
The IAF chopper with 400 kg of rose petals took off from Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport at 10 am and showered flowers on COVID hospitals including ESI Hospital, DDU district hospital and Sir Sunderlal Hospital at Banaras Hindu University. The doctors, paramedics and supporting staff were seen waiving hands in the lawns to respond this gesture.
The Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah also saluted the Corona Warriors for their unmatched contribution and sacrifice in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic. He said in a tweet, “India salutes its heroic Corona warriors. I assure you that the Modi government and the entire country stands beside you. We have to free the Nation from Corona by turning the challenges into opportunities and set an example for the world by creating a healthy, prosperous and strong India. Jai Hind!”
The Corona warriors were honoured in various ways by the Indian armed forces. The Home Minister praised this gesture and said, “The scenes of respect shown by the Indian armed forces towards the doctors, police, paramilitary forces and other warriors, who work day and night to liberate the country from Corona, are heart touching. The bravery shown by these warriors while fighting Corona is certainly venerable.”