The unit conducted a camp for leprosy patients

INS Agrani used the Navy Week to focus on reaching out and connecting with the society, especially the needy.

The week that culminated in the Navy Day on December 4, saw the unit conduct various programmes to involve and benefit people from various strata of society.

The week took off on November 26 with the members of the Naval Wives Welfare Association (NWWA) visiting a school for special children at Sowripalayam.

They spent time with 52 children, distributed sweets, food and other necessities. On December 2, they also visited the Home for Destitute of the Missionaries of Charity at Puliakulam. Here again, food, clothing and other essentials were distributed to the inmates.

November 27 witnessed a different kind of activity. Removed from the usual medical camp, the unit had arranged a camp for leprosy patients in collaboration with ‘Embrace a Village’, a Government project that worked for leprosy patients. It was conducted at Amar Jyoti Colony, Vadavalli.

It was inaugurated by Commodore Amar Singh Baghel, Commanding Officer, INS Agrani. Medical personnel from the Navy and doctors from KG Hospital, attended to patients at the camp. Patients had their wounds dressed, got a supply of medicines, and also tips on maintaining personal and community hygiene.

Navy widows from Coimbatore and nearby places were felicitated on November 29 at a programme held at INS Agrani. The contribution of the deceased Navy personnel was remembered with respect. The women also got an opportunity to air their grievances, if any, which the unit could follow up for redressal.

A reception was held for veteran Navy personnel and their spouses on December 4. This was not only to show gratitude to the veterans for their contribution, but also an opportunity for them to interact with the present crop.