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NAVY WEEK 2021 – COMMUNITY INTERACTION PROGRAMME AND 

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MEDICAL CAMP AT DIGHA (EAST MIDNAPORE), WEST BENGAL

As part of Navy Week Celebrations, INS Netaji Subhas conducted a Community Interaction Programme (CIP) as well as a Medical Camp at a fishing village Digha, East Midnapore, West Bengal about 200 kms from Kolkata, on 30 Nov 21.

The Indian Navy team  conducted Coastal Security Awareness Programme for the local Fishermen Community in the presence of the functionaries of Digha Fishermen and Fish Traders Association, namely Pranab Kumar Kar, Chairman and  Shamsundar Das, Secretary.  Interactive lectures on Coastal Security and Safety at Sea highlighting the vital role of the Fishing Community as the ‘eyes and ears’ of the Navy was emphasised. The Medical Camp included OPD Consultation for medical, surgical, pediatric, skin and cardiac ailments as well as medicines and COVID-19 related personal protection items were distributed. Lectures on COVID Precautions and CPR demonstration was also conducted. 

The CIP and Medical Camp received high attendance  from a wide segment of the local populace. More than 400 villagers benefited from the Medical Camp. Both Community activities undertaken by the Navy earned the trust of the fishing community who expressed unparalleled gratefulness. The event further strengthened the existing bonds of relationship with the local administration and served as an invaluable connect with the citizens of West Bengal.

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