Indian Navy Conducts ‘Sam No Varunah’ Coastal Car Rally covering entire coastline
The Indian Navy in association with Navy Welfare and Wellness Association (NWWA) had organised month-long maritime awareness coastal motor car expedition, “SAM NO VARUNAH” covering the entire Indian coastline, from Kolkata to Gujarat.
The car rally was flagged off on 26 March 2023 from INS Netaji Subhas at Kolkata, and covered more than 8500 km routing via the entire East and West coast of India.
The Raksha Rajya Mantri (RRM), Shri Ajay Bhatt flagged-in the rally on 26, April 2023.
The central theme of this coastal motor car rally was ‘enhancing maritime consciousness.’
The basic objectives of the expedition was to
Celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Conduct awareness drives along the route about various career opportunities that the Navy offers including the Agnipath Scheme.
Showcase ‘Naari Shakti’ by participation of serving women officers and naval wives.
Instill a sense of adventure and motivate young generation to join the Indian Navy.
Interact with Naval Veterans/ Veer Naaris enroute.
Spread awareness about the rich maritime heritage and revival of maritime history by covering various Ports, Forts, Light Houses, Heritage Villages, Beaches etc.
The M/s Mahindra and Mahindra supported the rally with their fleet of SUVs, while MasterCard India and Indian Oil Corporation were the co-partners for the car rally.