National award for Masula fisherman

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Moka Naganna, a fisherman from Gillakaladindi village  in Machilipatnam, received Indian Coast Guard Search and Rescue award (ICG SAR Award) for saving four precious lives of fishermen.

Visakhapatnam: Moka Naganna, a fisherman from Gillakaladindi village in Machilipatnam, received Indian Coast Guard Search and Rescue award (ICG SAR Award) for saving four precious lives of fishermen.

Rajender Singh, Director General, Indian Coast Guard, presented award (trophy), along with commendation certificate and Rs 10,000 cash, during the XV National Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSARB) meeting at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Director General is also the Chairman of NMSARB. The NMSAR Board instituted ICG SAR Award for fishermen or fishing boat involved in search and rescue operations with an aim to recognise the efforts put in by fisherfolks and also to encourage wholehearted participation and support for SAR operations at sea.

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