Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: The Navy Week celebrations got off to a musical start with the live Eastern Naval Command (ENC) band performance at VUDA Park on Saturday. A perfect opportunity to interact with the public, the skilled band played popular Hindi, English, Telugu and patriotic songs at the event. As the music played, curious visitors strolled into the Park and seated themselves comfortably to enjoy the musical fete.

Goodwill gesture

"This function is a goodwill gesture to make the public aware of the Navy ," said Officer-in-charge of the event, Cdr. P.E. Prasad. This 50-piece symphonic band with 26 members is the second largest in the Indian Navy. "We have chosen songs and tunes that are popular with the public," said band coordinator, Master Chief Guruswamy.