The Visakhapatnam to Tirunelveli leg (Leg 2) of the Sam No Varunah Car Rally was flagged off by Vice Adm Sanjay Vatsayan, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command from Visakhapatnam today, 30 Mar 23. A team of 36 participants including officers, sailors and NWWA members from Eastern Naval Command and Naval Veterans are participating in this leg of expedition in the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Tamilnadu, covering a distance around 1770 KM. Prior to flagging off the rally, the Chief of Staff interacted with all participants and congratulated them for their voluntary participation. The participants undertook several outreach programmes in the City of Visakhapatnam including a Beach Clean up drive at RK Beach and an outreach programme at Desire Society Orphanage, Gajuwaka. The rally is scheduled to halt at Machillipatnam today transiting via Kakinada and Bhimavaram. This leg of rally will culminate at Tirunelveli on 03 Apr 23, undertaking many outreach programmes enroute including Beach clean up drives, Agnipath & Naval recruitment awareness drives at schools and colleges, etc. The Sam No Varunah Car expedition, which commenced from INS Netaji Subhas, Kolkata is planned to terminate at Lakhpat, Gujarat covering total distance of more than 7000 KMs, is aimed at creating awareness about Indian Maritime History, issues pertaining to our maritime culture, Coastal security awareness, showcasing of Nari Shakti, informing youth on career and life in the Agnipath Scheme , reaching out to Naval Veterans/ Sahara ladies and conduct of many social outreach programmes co-ordinated by Naval Wellness and Welfare Association.