Special kids visit naval ship on Children's Day in Kochi
A group of differently-abled children were taken on a tour of a warship Kochi as part of Navy week celebrations on the occasion of Children\'s Day yesterday.
Kochi (Kerala): A group of differently-abled children were taken on a tour of a warship Kochi as part of Navy week celebrations on the occasion of Children's Day yesterday.
As part of the celebrations organised by the Southern Naval Command, around 100 special kids visited INS (Indian Naval Ship) Tir along with their escorts and were provided a guided tour.
Commanding Officer of INS Tir, Captain S. R. Iyer, interacted with the children.
"We have taken this opportunity to invite special children and be with them," said Captain Iyer.
After the guided tour, a magic show and various cultural programmes, including dance performances, were also organised to entertain the kids.
The children, from different special schools and organisations in and around Kochi, also participated in activities like karaoke singing and were given gifts to remember the visit.
Coordinator for Sankalp Special School, Nina George, said the programme was part of the community services undertaken and coordinated by the Navy Wives Welfare Association, Kochi.
"Today we are here on INS Tir for a ship visit. This is done every year and the kids really look forward to this visit because they would never get a chance like this to come into the navy every year," said George.
A string of events have been organised in the run-up to Navy Day on December 04, which commemorates the attack by the Indian Navy at Karachi harbor in the 1971 war.
The southern naval base will be opened to the public for three days from November 20, providing people an opportunity to take a look into the activities and the role played in safeguarding the seas.