New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended his greetings to all ranks of the Indian Coast Guard on the force's 39th anniversary, commending them for living up to its motto "We Protect".
"I am happy to learn that the Indian Coast Guard is celebrating its 39th anniversary on February 1. Over the years, the Indian Coast Guard has evolved into a professional maritime force dedicated to the service of the nation," the president said in a message.
"It has lived up to its motto 'We Protect' through concerted efforts which have resulted in not only protecting hundreds of precious lives at sea, but also the marine environment surrounding us."
"I am sure that the Indian Coast Guard will continue to discharge its maritime responsibilities in a diligent and responsible manner. On this occasion, I extend my greetings and good wishes to all members and families of the Indian Coast Guard. I wish them every success in their future endeavours," he added.