The Indian Armed Forces said on Sunday that helicopters would be flown at various hospitals across the country to thank the struggle of doctors, nurses and health workers against Coronavirus. But that flower shower did not take place in Kolkata. The Air Force said that it had not received permission from the state government.
The Indian Air Force had planned to shower flowers from a helicopter on selected hospitals in different parts of the country on Sunday. This program was organised to send a message to the Corona warriors.
The Indian Air Force had planned to shower flowers at Beleghata ID Hospital and Eastern Command Hospital in Kolkata. But in the end, the program was canceled because West Bengal state government did not give permission.
According to Hindustan Times report, The Indian Air Force’s (IAF) plan for showering petals over two Kolkata hospitals engaged in fighting the coronavirus across the country on Sunday (3 May) morning was not cleared by the West Bengal administration.
Later, The Air Force’s Mi-17 helicopter showered flowers over the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute and saluted Corona warriors.
#indianairforce Mi 17 showers petals over Chitranjan institute Kolkata as a mark of salute to #CoronaWarriors & express gratitude to health workers for their fight against covid 19. #ArmedForcesSaluteCoronaWarriors #MoDAgainstCorona pic.twitter.com/YqN3dvhcbe— PRO Defence Kolkata (@ProDefKolkata) May 3, 2020