Docu On All-Women Navy Crew’s Circumnavigation On TV Soon
If you watched tid-bits of the journey of the all-women Navy crew circumnavigating the globe on a small boat and wished you could see their trials and tribulations, there’s a special show just for you. The Indian Navy and National Geographic have come together to release the documentary on the channel at 9 pm on March 8 as an International Women’s Day special film. It will also be available on Hotstar, a senior official of the network said, NDTV reported.
The team of six navy women, led by Captain Vartika Joshi, braved the treacherous seas, onboard INSV Tarini, a 55-ft sailing vessel built indigenously in a journey that lasted 254 days. With this, they became the first group of women across the world to circumnavigate the world. The crew comprised Lt Commanders Pratibha Jamwal and Swati P, and Lieutenants Aishwarya Boddapati, S Vijaya Devi and Payal Gupta.
The one-of-its-kind expedition — Navika Sagar Parikrama — started from the INS Mandovi boat pool in Goa on September 10 in 2017 and culminated in May last year, when the team returned to Goa.
The Indian Navy’s Twitter handle shared the trailer of the documentary titled “Tarini” on Wednesday along with its details. “Witness the historic voyage of six brave Indian women naval officers who broke all barriers & stereotypes by circumnavigating the globe aboard #INSVTarini Let’s celebrate these #GirlsWhoSailed & their massive success with @natgeoindia’s documentary @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia,” the tweet said.
National Geographic said that the film captures the hardships the crew faced during the mission and showcases their undying spirit and determination. Their accomplishment has become a powerful source of inspiration for the people of the country
“National Geographic is proud to bring the story of a historic mission that not only highlights the courage and grit of the men and women of the Indian Navy, but also showcases how Indian women are breaking societal barriers against all odds,” Pawan Soni, Head – Programming and Marketing, National Geographic India, told PTI.
“Over the last few months, we have worked closely with the Tarini crew and officials from Indian naval services to produce a powerful storytelling of the expedition the entire country is proud of,” he said.