Indian Coast Guard Day 2023, Date, History, Celebration and More

Indian Coast guard day every year celebrate on 1 February. The Coast guard works are border protection and rescue. India has the world’s 4th largest Coast guard. 

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is the maritime law enforcement and hunt and deliverance agency of India with governance over its territorial waters including its conterminous zone and exclusive profitable zone.

The Indian Coast Guard was formally established on 1 February 1977 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 of the Parliament of India. It operates under the Ministry of Defence.

Totally five regions operate the Indian Coast Guard:

1- Western Region

2- Eastern Region

3- North-East Region

4- Andaman & Nicobar Region

5- North-West Region

The Coast Guard works in close cooperation with the Indian Navy, the Department of Fisheries, the Department of Profit Customs, and the Central and State police forces.

On this day ICG conducted a series of programs at various Coast Guard stations pan India to evoke the feeling of patriotism among people. These include interaction programs with fishermen, tree plantation drives, cyclizations, walkathons, essay competitions, drawing competitions, quiz competitions, and motorcycle rallies.