Puducherry: French Naval Ship BCR Somme will
dock at Puducherry (a former French colony) on May 8 and 9,
with its 20 member crew offering voluntary services at an NGO
in the union territory.
A press release from the French Consul General`s office
here today said the crew would on May 8 offer their services
at `Santhosha Nanban` a Non Governmental social service
organisation, which looks after abandoned and street children.
The staff would, as per French naval tradition, take up
maintenance work at the premises of the organisation, besides
engaging themselves in painting activities, it said.
Some inmates of `Santhosha Nanban` would also visit the
ship on the afternoon of May 8.
Rear Admiral Bruno Nielly, Chief of Staff of French Forces
of Indian Ocean, would call on Lt Governor Dr Iqbal Singh at
Raj Nivas before wrapping up the visit on May 9, the release