Indian Coast Guard Day 2023 is celebrated on 1st February every year. Indian Coast Guard Day is celebrated to commemorate the establishment of the Indian Coast Guard on 1st February 1977. The Indian Coast Guard is responsible to prevent the smuggling of goods and other illegal activities through the sea route within the Indian Territory. On the Indian Coast Guard Day, they will be celebrating their 47th Raising Day with great pride.
Indian Coast Guard Day 2023 Overview
Check out the overview of India Coast Guard Day 2023 at a glance. Indian Coast Guard has been established on 1st February 1977 to protect the Indian Territorial Area which extends towards the sea up to 12 nautical miles (approx 21.9 Km) from the coastline.
|Event||Indian Coast Guard Day 2023|
|Celebrated On||1 February (every year)|
|Established On||1 February 1977|
|Established By||The Coast Guard Act, 1978, Parliament of India|
|Aim||To highlight the contribution of the Indian Coast Guard in protecting the nation’s maritime interests.|
Indian Coast Guard Day 2023 Significance
The Indian Coast Guard Day 2023 is observed by the Indian Coast Guard to celebrate their contribution and achievement through the 4 decades since it was established. The Indian Coast Guard is responsible to safeguard and protect the coastline of India which includes 9 states (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal) and 2 union territories (Daman and Diu and Puducherry).
Currently, the Indian Coast Guard operates 10 air enclaves, 5 air stations and 42 coastal line stations across India. The Indian coastline spans a distance of 7516.60 km which is also one of the busiest routes in the World. The Indian Coast Guard is managed and monitored by the Ministry of Defense.
Indian Coast Guard Day History
The Interim Indian Coast Guard was established on 1st February 1977 to protect the maritime of India. However, it came into being under the Coast Guard Act 1978 on 19th August 1978.
Indian Coast Guard Day 2023 Maritime Zones of India
To effectively operate and manage the expansive Maritime of India of 7516.60 km, the Maritime of India is divided into 5 Coast Guard Regions and zones. Check out the following table for more information on the Maritime zone of India.
|Indian Coast Guard Regions 2023||Regional Headquarters|
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair|
Indian Coast Guard Day Theme
The Indian Coast Guard has not set any theme for Indian Coast Guard Day 2023. Usually, Indian Coast Guard dedicates a theme for the Indian Coast Guard Day. Mostly Indian Coast Guard Day is celebrated by sharing the history, services, and achievements of the Indian Coast Guard and honoring their contribution to protecting the country’s maritime since its establishment.
Indian Coast Guard Day Quotes
Check out the following quotes by and on Indian Coast Guards. These quotes are dedicated to reflecting the best of the Indian Coast Guard and what they stand for.
- “Our men and women in uniform, are a force for good throughout the world, and that is nothing to apologize for”- Indian Coast Guard.
- “We do this job because every once in a while someone is out there without hope, desperately praying for their life, and we get to be the answer”- Indian Coast Guard.