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The often unsung hero of the shore – the lifeguard –  received much-deserved appreciation and were celebrated for their contribution in the Republic Day special episode of Indian Idol.

Drishti’s Lifeguards were chosen by Sony TV as one of the country’s unsung heroes to be recognized on the popular national talent – show Indian Idol, as part of its Republic Day special which was aired on Sunday, 26th January 2020. The lifeguards sat shoulder to shoulder with other extraordinary men of courage.

The episode paid tribute not only to the Army and CRPF forces but also to those who work unseen to keep the public safe. The first responder emergency servicemen – lifeguards, firefighters, ambulance personnel and others were felicitated in the special episode. 13 lifeguards representing the force in Goa and Mumbai were present at the show.

Said Ravi Shankar, Executive Director, Drishti Marine, “The lifeguards who attended from Goa and Mumbai belong to the dedicated and responsible team who have continued to work and rescue, never abandoning their posts to keep the beaches safe. They thoroughly enjoyed this well-earned celebration of their hard work on a national platform.”

Indian Idol is hosted by singer Aditya Narayan. The judges are Neha Kakkar along with Vishal Dadlani and Himmesh Reshammiya. 

Drishti’s efficient and focused lifeguard force mans the coastal beach stretch in parts of Goa and Mumbai.