Mangaluru, Aug 16, 2015: A press note from number 3 Coast Guard Headquarters, Mangaluru, Aug 15, Saturday stated that Deputy Inspector-General K R Suresh, commander, Coast Guard Karnataka has been awarded the Tatrakshak Medal for his meritorious service, dedication and hard work.
Suresh is among the eight Indian Coast Guard officers to be conferred the Tatrakshak Medal by the President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of Independence Day. The President also awarded the President’s Tatrakshak Medals (PTM) to two Indian Coast Guard officers.
The award to Suresh has spread the feeling of motivation amongst the Coast Guard personnel serving in the Karnataka, and this was reflected among the personnel in the parade held at Indian Coast Guard at the Coast Guard district HQ at Panambur near here as part of 69th Independence Day celebration. The parade culminated with singing of national anthem.
Addressing the personnel on this occasion, Suresh urged all sea-going and base units to be on alert and carry out their duties with alacrity and verve. Coast Guard ships and aircraft have been patrolling the seas with firm commitment braving rough weather conditions to secure Karnataka coast from anti-national elements. Remote Operating Station is also engaged in electronic surveillance and providing seamless connectivity with units at sea, Suresh said.
The Coast Guard is keeping safety and security operations at sea at maximum alert. All the suspicious vessels are being investigated, Suresh added. Indian Coast Guard is committed to provide required levels of protection at sea, with all the available assets irrespective of the rough weather conditions. Ahead of Independence Day, Indian Coast Guard HQ, Mangaluru has initiated various measures to augment safety and security off Karnataka.