Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today dedicated family quarters for Indian Coast Guard district headquarters-15 at Okha in Dwarka district.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also inaugurated the Married Accommodation Building to provide full accommodation to the Indian Coast Guard soldiers serving in the protection of the country’s maritime borders and country’s waters and also to give a sense of home to the families of the guards.
Speaking on the occasion, he said the soldiers on duty at sea protecting international border 1600 km long seacoast deserved residential accommodation with basic amenities tomorrow.
The coastguard plays a commendable role in controlling the activities such as harassment of fishermen, smuggling of arms and others. Through Marine Commandos and Marine Police, the state government has secured the safety and security of coastlines, ports, fishing industry, and fishermen of Gujarat and national and international cargo-ships in Gujarat waters.
The Chief Minister lauded the efforts of Coast Guard Jawans in protecting marine ecology and rare marine lives for more than 20-years. Last year, the Coastguard had saved the youths of Gujarat from going into wrong way by making seizures of drugs worth more than Rs. 500-cr from a Pakistani boat. Even Coastguard played significant role during the Corona pandemic.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mukesh Kumar Sharma – Commanding Officer, Okha Coastguard, had also given glimpses of works and services of personnel of Indian Coast Guard District Headquarters-15 Okha.
The event was also attended by Water Supply Minister Mr. Kunwarjibhai Bavaliya, Tourism Minister Mr. Jawaharbhai Chavda and Member of Parliament of Jamnagar as well as Devbhoomi Dwarka Districts Smt. Poonamben Madam and other dignitaries, and Coastguard personnel.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat