The President of India, on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day, has conferred the “Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak ” to 03 Indian Coast Guard personnel from Coast Guard Region North West. Deepak Kumar Yadav, Adhikari, Dharmendra, Uttam Navik and Monu Kumar, Uttam Navik who are presently serving at Indian Coast Guard Station Veraval have been awarded this award for displaying courage and professionalism under arduous circumstances which resulted in saving 08 distressed lives from 03 sinking Indian fishing boats off Veraval on 18 May 2021.

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This recognition for the rescue operation by the Indian Coast Guard reaffirms its potential to safeguard our fishermen at sea.

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