Drishti continues to man coastline, donates day’s salary for Covid-19 relief

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Margao

Drishti lifeguards continue to man South Goa’s coastline
even through the current lockdown in place to prevent the spread of Corona
virus. In addition to keeping the beaches safe, the lifeguards have also been
mindful of the animals on the beach and have even donated a day’s salary to the
Chief Minister’s relief fund.

Considered as an essential service, the lifeguards report
to their stations on a daily basis while keeping a watchful eye on those that
visit the beaches.

In a press statement issued by the company, Drishti
Lifesaving has also said they had committed to donate a sum of Rs 5 lakh to the
CM’s relief fund as a gesture to add to the state government’s efforts to fight
against the Covid-19 outbreak.

Drishti said the lifeguarding force and staff of Drishti
collectively contributed Rs 3.8 Lakh while the management team contributed a
sum of Rs 1.2 Lakh. They have also offered its expert services and resource of
vehicles and equipment as and when required by the Government of Goa to assist
with relief and outreach efforts.

Ravi Shankar, executive director, Drishti Marine said,
“We are in the midst of a global lockdown in an effort to contain the spread of
the Covid-19 outbreak. Drishti’s management team and the lifeguard force
trained in CPR First Aid and ED are available to assist with any rescue and
relief operations as and when called upon by the state government. As a gesture
of support our entire team has contributed a day’s salary towards the Chief
Minister’s relief fund.”

Lifeguards posted on beaches along the Betalbatim to
Cavelossim shore have also been providing assistance to stray animals left with
little to no source of food and water.

Since the shacks along the beach, used to provide food
and water for stray cats, dogs and birds, the animals have become dehydrated
and hungry during the lockdown. Lifeguards have reported several cases of
aggression and fighting between packs of dogs.

As a relief to them, the lifeguards along with NGO Tera
Mera Beach came together and have been providing water and food to as many animals
as possible.
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