Defence Youth Fiesta 2019 - Know Your Armed Forces
INS Valsura participated in the ‘Defence Youth Fiesta 2019 - Know Your Armed Forces’ at Rajkot from 24 to 27 February 2019. The event was organised by the Genius group of institutions, with the aim to instil pride and patriotism amongst students and create awareness on the role and responsibility of the Indian Armed Forces. Shri Vijay Rupani, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat inaugurated the event. The Commanding Officer INS Valsura, Cmde C Raghuram, VSM the guest of honour for the event, addressed a gathering of around 1,000 students, highlighting the Military, Diplomatic, Constabulary and Benign roles of the Indian Navy. A stall with scale models of ships, submarines, aircraft and naval equipment was set up at the venue for the children to understand various aspects of life in the Navy. The stall was visited by over 10,000 students. In addition, Indian Navy Band also performed at the venue and played patriotic and soul stirring martial music. A mashaal display was also performed by INS Valsura personnel.