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Armed forces thank 'Covid warriors'updates: IAF holds flypasts, showers flower petals on hospitals

Armed forces thank Covid warriorsupdates: IAF holds flypasts, showers flower petals on hospitals

In a thanksgiving exercise to laud the efforts of the country's healthcare workers engaged in the fight against Covid-19, the Armed forces are holding hold several "special activities", including military band displays and flypasts to shower flower petals on hospitals treating coronavirus patients and . Later in the evening, the navy will light up its warships to express their gratitude towards the frontline workers.

While briefing the media on Friday, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said: "Air Force will conduct flypast from Srinagar to Trivandrum and another one starting from Dibrugarh in Assam to Kutch in Gujarat. It will include both transport and fighter aircraft."

The Army on its part will conduct mountain band displays along some of the Covid-19 hospitals in almost every district of the country, he said. The thanksgiving activities started with laying of wreaths at the police memorial in Delhi and in other cities honouring the police personnel deployed for enforcement of the nationwide lockdown.

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