Goakhabar:As India celebrates its 69th Republic Day, lifeguards of Drishti Marine who monitor Goa’s coastline celebrated Republic Day along with beach goers at Goa’s popular beaches, Calangute and Colva as well as on Baina beach at ferry terminal by Drishti Marine.
The celebrations began with the hoisting of the tri-colour flag at the lifeguard towers at Calangute and Colva and the ferry terminal at Baina beach, followed by singing of the National Anthem. Demonstrations on lifesaving techniques and CPR were given by the lifeguarding team to people gathered at the venue. A session on general awareness with regards to beach safety, do’s and don’ts while at the beach, the ill-effects of swimming under the influence of alcohol and littering the beach with broken glass bottles causing injuries to the visitors was held for swimmers and beach enthusiasts. The program concluded with distribution of sweets.
Drishti Lifesaving pays tribute to the history and heritage of the country. The flag was hoisted by ex-service man P.N. Pandey, General Manager, Operations Drishti at Calangute and ex-service man Lalit Negi, General Manager, Training Drishti at Colva.
Drishti Marine looks into garbage management, beach and marine safety and rescue services on behalf of the Department of Tourism, Government of Goa. A part of the Drishti Group, it brings with it a long history of professionalism and experience.
Drishti Marine employs over 600 lifeguards to provide lifeguarding services across the coastal stretch of Goa and internal water bodies of Dudhsagar and Mayem Lake. All of Drishti’s lifeguards are trained and certified by the Special Rescue Training Academy an internationally accredited training agency. Additionally, the company also operates a Beach Safety Patrol providing beach marshals from sunset till midnight. Since 2008, Drishti Marine lifeguards have saved over 3000 lives due to intervention rescue operations reducing deaths on Goa’s beaches by 99%.
Drishti Marine also undertake beach cleaning across the beaches of Goa.