PM salutes corona fighters, hails armed forces’ gesture

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PM Modi (File Photo)

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here on Sunday, lauded the frontline coronavirus warriors’ efforts and the armed forces’ gesture to honour them through flypast across the country.

“Saluting those who are at the forefront, bravely fighting Covid-19. Great gesture by our armed forces,” Modi tweeted. The tweet was accompanied by videos with the bands of armed forces playing and helicopters showering rose petals on healthcare workers at hospitals.

During the day, the Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted flypast across the country and its jets, transport planes as well as choppers showered petals on hospitals and places of national importance to show gratitude towards the coronavirus warriors.

It was part of the nationwide thanksgiving by the armed forces to honour doctors, para-medics, sanitation staff, the police and other frontline workers battling coronavirus.

The IAF choppers and jets, including Mig-29, Sukhoi-30 and Jaguar, conducted flypasts and Army bands played patriotic tunes outside medical buildings in most districts across the country.

The medical fraternity and other coronavirus warriors were seen assembled outside the Covid-19 hospitals and other government buildings with hands on chest to show gratitude to the armed forces.

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