The Coast Guard has taken a very strategic
initiative of educating fishermen about illegal movements of people across
borders along waterways and the Bay of Bengal. This measure will go a long way
in effectively fighting the illegal movements, giving a boost to security and
safety along the borders.
The official spokesman has rightly called
fishermen as ‘its eyes and ears’; true, fishermen, spread far and wide , can
function as the eyes that watch and ears that hear any illegal engagements by
The Coast Guard will hold a five-day
motorcycle rally and free medical camp from 18 January ‘18 along the West
Bengal and Odisha coasts to sensitise the fishermen, spokesman Avinandan Mitra
As part of the Coast Guard Day celebrations,
its regional headquarter (North-East) will conduct the rally and medical camps
where fishermen will be given training on dealing with situations in high seas
and life-saving techniques, he said.
The rally will cover nearly 1400 kms in five
days, Mitra said.
Twenty riders on 10 motorbikes will
participate in the rally, that will be flagged off by West Bengal Governor
Kesri Nath Tripathi from the Raj Bhavan lawns here.
The participants will be from the Coast
Guard, Marine Police and Department of Fisheries of West Bengal.
The team will be accompanied by Coast Guard
ambulance and a team of doctors which will conduct free medical camps in the
fishing villages of West Bengal and Odhisa enroute, the spokesman said.