The inmates of the 'Good Hope' old age home (situated at Fort Kochi) were hosted by the naval personnel of INS Dronacharya for the better part of the day on November 5, 2016.
The distinguished visitors were received by Captain AP Shaji Kutty, Commanding Officer and were entertained with soulful songs by the choir group of the Navy Children School, Kochi followed by a drill display. The visit ended with a trip to the SNC Maritime Museum, wherein they were briefed about the maritime history of the nation and introduced to the various artifacts that it housed, followed by lunch.
Utility items such as gas stove, furniture contributed by naval personnel and the Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA) were distributed to the inmates of the old age home on the occasion. Mr KJ Maxi, MLA Kochi Region was the Chief Guest for the event. Mrs Shiny Matthew, MLC Fort Kochi Region also attended.
Earlier, community services were carried out by the staff of INS Dronacharya at the 'Good Hope' old age home on 3rd and 4th November with the sole aim of providing a helping hand to its inmates. These included repairs in the kitchen, painting of the periphery wall and main gate and maintenance of the garden to give a facelift to the old age home.