- Despite wearing PPE kit for more than 8 hours, no less courage
- Women are also involved in the mission to bring their loved ones home amid the threat of Corona
The government has launched the largest airlift mission Vande Bharat to bring Indians stranded in different countries of the world. Hero of this mission is the crew member of Air India Express. He is not afraid of infection, but is proud to serve the people of the country. Despite wearing a PPE kit for more than 8 hours, his freshness does not seem to be lacking.
This team of Corona Warriors also includes women. Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has praised his spirit by sharing a video of the crew member. In the video, crew members are celebrating, shouting slogans of Jai Hind. They are saying that we are proud to be selected for this mission.
Even in these extraordinary times, their response to the call of duty & the determination of this AirIndia Express crew on the Abu Dhabi-Cochin flight, is exemplary.
Kudos to their spirit & dedication.
#MissionVandeBharat@airindiain@MoCA_GoI @MEAIndia pic.twitter.com/U4TteUBOGg
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) May 8, 2020
The first flight of the Vande Bharat Mission reached Kochi on Thursday with 181 people from Abu Dhabi. The video that the aviation minister has shared is of the crew member of the same flight. The video was recorded before takeoff from Abu Dhabi.
Indian Embassy staff also became Corona Warrior
The employees of the Indian Embassy located in the countries from which Indians are returning are also working day and night for the success of the Vande Bharat Mission. They are also taking care of people’s needs ranging from screening-sanitization to medical and other needs.
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar also praised the team of the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General of India in Dubai.
What is Vande Bharat Mission?
There is a lockdown in major countries of the world including India due to corona virus infection. Therefore, the government has started this mission to bring the stranded Indians abroad. Its first phase started on Thursday which will run till 14 May. During this time the target is to bring 14 thousand 800 Indians back from 64 countries through 12 aircraft. However, passengers will have to bear the cost of the flight fare and the 14-day quarantine after coming to India, but nothing more than reaching home for them in this crisis.
The second phase of Vande Bharat Mission will start from May 15
On the first day of the Vande Bharat Mission, the first flight arrived in Kochi from Abu Dhabi on Thursday. There were 181 people back home, including 4 children. The second flight reached Kozhikode from Dubai. 182 people including 5 children attended it. On the second day i.e. on Friday, the first flight arrived from Delhi with 234 people from Singapore.
The second flight landed in Srinagar carrying 167 medical students from Dhaka. The second phase of Vande Bharat Mission will start from May 15. This phase will bring Indians from Central Asia and European countries such as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Germany, Spain and Thailand.
2 thousand Indians will be brought by sea
This mission is named Operation Samudra Setu. In the first phase, Navy ship INS Jalashwa with 750 people from Maldives has left. It is expected to reach Kochi on 10 May.