The theme of Navy day celebrations this year, on December 4 will be 'Safe Seas and Secure Coasts for a strong Nation'.
Navy Day commemorates the daring attack by Indian Naval Missile boats on Karachi harbour.
The Naval institute of Aeronautical Technology (NIAT) will conduct community services at Good Hope Old Age Home, Fort Kochi from Nov 24-26. The service includes sprucing up the area and maintenance as well as providing the inmates with lunch gifts. The Navy Children School Chair will participate in entertaining the elderly inmates at Good Hope. The Naval doctors from INHS Sanjivani will conduct a medical checkup for the inmates, a Naval press release said.
The Operational Demonstration showcasing various facets of Naval operations was introduced for the first time last year. The event held at Rajendra Maidan and the adjacent Subhash Park was appreciated by all those who saw it.
The Operational Demonstration will be held on Nov 27 at Rajendra Maidan seafront and Chief Minister, Oommen Chandy, will be the Chief Guest.
Marine Commando Sky Divers are expected to conduct practice jumps from Nov 25 at Ernakulathappan Grounds and Rajendra Maidan.
The navy has asked the public not to throw food items and other garbage near Rajendra Maidan from tomorrow till completion to ensure that the Navy aircraft participating in the flypast are not endangered by birds.
The solemn Beating Retreat ceremony will take place on Dec 4, Navy Day. Navy Ball and the Navy Queen contest will be held on Dec 5. Navy fest will be held from Dec 9-11.
Naval warships and aircraft will be open to visitors especially school children on those days. Another special attraction of the Navy Fest will be the Military Photo Exhibition conducted by the photojournalists of Ernakulam.