The Armed Forces will conduct special activities on May 3 as a mark of gratitude towards doctors, medical staff and other front-line workers battling the COVID-19 outbreak.

The special activities would be in honour of the COVID-19 warriors including doctors, sanitation workers, media and policemen, who continue to serve the country amid COVID-19 crisis.

In a grand display of gratitude to the corona warriors, the armed forces in Assam will undertake activities like fly-pasts, shower petals on hospitals treating Covid patients.

  • SU-30 Fly Past over Assam State Legislative Assembly between 10:00-11:00 AM (Subjected to Weather Conditions)
  • Showering of Petals from a helicopter over GMCH at 10:00 AM & MMCH at 10:30 AM (Subjected to Weather Conditions)
  • Band Display at GMCH at 10:00 AM and MMCH at 10:30 AM

Addressing a special press briefing on Friday along with the three service chiefs, the CDS said,“On behalf of armed forces, we want to thank all COVID-19 warriors. Doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, police, home guards, delivery boys and media, which have been reaching out with the message of government on how to carry on with lives in difficult times.”

Rawat also said, “There are some special activities that the nation will get to witness. Indian Air Force will conduct flypast from Srinagar to Trivandrum and another one starting from Dibrugarh in Assam to Kutch in Gujarat. It’ll include both transport & fighter aircraft.”

He also informed that the Army will conduct band displays along some of the COVID-19 hospitals in almost every district of the country.

The announcement, came shortly before the Home Ministry released a statement extending the nationwide lockdown by two more weeks, which has been in force since March 25 and was due to end on May 3.