New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A number of choppers of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday saluted the frontline workers across the country by showering flower petals on hospitals treating COVID-19 patients. The activities are in honour of COVID-19 warriors including doctors, sanitation workers, media, and policemen, who continue to serve the country amid coronavirus crisis.

According to officials, two C-130J Super Hercules special operations transport took off from Srinagar on Sunday morning and flew all the way to Trivandrum in Kerala to show gratitude.

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 from east to west and north to south.

In Mumbai, military aircraft dropped petals at the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital and Kasturba Gandhi Hospital, among others.

This flying activity is combined along with the training activity of IAF and opportunity flight for transport aircraft and helicopters, which are involved in moving supplies related to the COVID-19 task.  

The gratitude gesture was expressed at a time when over 1,300 patients have died and nearly 40,000 are infected with the deadly coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic across the country.

(with ANI inputs)

Posted By: James Kuanal