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IFR OPENING CEREMONY

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International Fleet Review 2016 formally kick started at Command Stadium, INS Satavahana on Friday, the 05 February 2016. Shri ESL Narasimhan, Hon’able Governor of Andhra Pradesh was the Chief Guest while Shri N Chandrababu Naidu, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh was the Guest of Honour. Members of Parliament, State Ministers, Member of Legislative Assembly and Legislative council of Andhra Pradesh and Chiefs of Naval Operations, Delegation Heads of Navies of world also graced the occasion. In addition, Officers and crew members of visiting foreign ships also attended the mega event. The highlight of the event was the presence of Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Kangana Ranaut, the Brand Ambassadors of IFR, at the event.

Cultural performances by Shiamak Davar troupe kept the adrenaline level high while Joe Barua Band, medley by Sameer and Abhiruchi enthralled the audience. Traditional Andhra origin dance forms Kuchipudi and Dhimsa was also showcased by the Gandham group. The programme culminated with a scintillating performance of the Sri Lankan Naval Band and dance troupe.

Source: Defence PRO


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