ANC celebrates 18th Raising Day; CINCAN awards Unit Citations

Report by: 
NITISH KUMAR TIWARI
Port Blair
8 Oct 2018

The Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC) celebrated its 18th Raising Day on Monday. The Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN), Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, reviewed the ceremonial parade held at INS Utkrosh and awarded Unit Citations for outstanding performance to Indian Coast Guard, Naval Ship Repair Yard and 15 ASSAM.
Commending all personnel for their professionalism and alarcity shown in pursuance of the goals of the Command in the past one year, the Commander-in-Chief informed that several important projects of strategic significance are underway and the induction of additional assets like an Engineer Regiment, LCUs, FDN-2, BMPs and TA Bn has further added teeth to operational capabilities of the Command. He commended all ranks for successful conduct of DANX and other events like MILAN and CORPATs with Navies of the Indian Ocean Region during the year.
Vice Admiral Bimal Verma also spoke about aid rendered to civilian authorities by all components of the Command during which 18 medical evacuations were carried out and highlighted the role played by Coast Guard Ship Aruna Asif Ali in saving 348 lives at sea during flooding of MV Swaraj Dweep. He appreciated the efforts towards community outreach by INS Kardip and Coast Guard at Campbell Bay in operating schools for tribal and local children. The other activities towards social outreach include multi-specialty medical camps in remote areas and Spirit of Freedom Run wherein 19 schools en route were motivated to contribute towards ‘Adopt a Tree’ programme and were sensitized about ‘Plastic-Free Islands’. The CINCAN also appreciated efforts towards safeguarding environment by way of adopting Segregated Waste Management System at all the residential areas of the Command.