CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION honored to Mr. Amitabh Kumar-IRS, Director General of Shipping,GOI And Dr. Malini Shankar-Vice Chancellor IMU, Ex Chairperson NSB, Ex DG by THE NAUTICAL INSTITUTE

2020-08-24 12:31:26 Maritime Institutions News

The Nautical Institute ( NI ) arranged presentation to award with Certificate of Appreciation on 21st August,2020 in honor to Mr Amitabh Kumar- IRS, DG of Shipping & his Team and Dr. Malini Shankar- Vice Chancellor IMU, Ex Chairperson NSB, Ex DG and her NSB Team for their commendable work  carried out during COVID pandemic . Large gathering of eminent guests, CMMI members from India and overseas, ship owners/ managers and members from shipping fraternity had joined the felicitation event.

Capt. Vinod Naveen, AFNI, NI, India South West (SW) 

Capt. Vinod Naveen, AFNI, NI, India South West (SW )branch presided the event and welcomed the guests and CMMI members , briefed on the Nautical Institute  London with India SW branch administrating the theme of recognizing & appreciating  organizations and individuals who have taken an efforts towards the welfare of seafarers specially during the time of COVID pandemic. Such events have been followed by NI in recognition of seafarers for their efforts and in keeping the essential goods supply moving at all time during the pandemic. He then briefed on the program.

Dr K. A. Simon, President Mariners Society & Former Director KM School of Marine Engineering  welcomed all the eminent guests and introduced the speakers Ms  Jillian C. Jackson- FNI , President , NI London;  Mr. Walter Vervloesem- FNI, Vice President, NI and Chairman of NI Belgium branch; Capt. Jayakumar- Nautical Advisor , DGS GOI;  Capt. M. M. Saggi- Former Nautical Advisor, DGS GOI;  Capt. Ashok Mahapatra- Ex Director Maritime Safety Division, IMO;  Shri Michael Pinto Former Secretary Shipping, Ex DG, GOI. 

Ms Jillian Jackson and Mr Walter Vervloesem expressed their delight and honor in participating and celebration of the wonderful event in recognizing efforts and hard work of maritime professionals. NI expressed their pride in recognizing the challenging time and to keep focus of wellbeing of maritime professionals and take the opportunities to celebrate good news stories in difficult time and congratulated their SW India branch in setting up well managed certificate of appreciation campaign and arranging well organized event. Mr Walter addressed on how the certificate of appreciation was mooted and first awarded to one of the Master and it boosted the moral of all crew on board. It provided them moral support and also raised awareness of the Institute. He complemented on the excellent work provided in crew change logistics and support being provided to seafarers by the personalities being honored.

Distinguished speakers 

All distinguished speakers thanked NI for inviting in felicitation event for honoring of Mr Amitabh Kumar and Ms Malini Shankar.  There were non-stop praising words from every speaker for both personalities Mr Amitabh and Dr Malini complementing their leadership and for taken their role of Administrator & Regulator to the new heights. Speakers shown their rejoiced and were proud of both the personalities and conveyed their hearty congratulation for the exemplary contribution especially in the covid pandemic times.

Certificate of Appreciation was thereafter honored to Mr Amitabh Kumar and Dr Malini Shankar through digital technology.

Mr. Amitabh Kumar IRS, DG of Shipping

Mr. Amitabh Kumar flip through PPT on DG role in augmenting the efforts to fight COVID right from setting up COVID cell from February,2020 and preparing various SOPs in consultation with stake holders and ministries involved including getting permission of chartered flights and making the crew change seamless at Indian ports and overseas and it was joy to know the record of crew change of Indian  seafarers has touched to 100 Thousands during covid pandemic . In addition, issuing extension on certifications to ensure ships keep moving and safety is not compromised.  He congratulated shipping companies for their exemplary work carried out in COVID pandemic time and thanked NI for giving the honor

Dr. Malini Shankar- Vice Chancellor IMU, Ex Chairperson NSB, Ex DG 

Dr. Malini Shankar shared two important special projects during her tenure as DG of Shipping and how her successor pushed forward in accomplishing these projects and she complemented Mr Amitabh for the befitting action.  With present role she mentioned, “ I have privilege to have the opportunity to mould the minds of youth in maritime, influence the mind of those who impart knowledge and to strengthen institutions that nurture them. I would like to take this opportunity to seek the assistance of Nautical Institute in forging the constructive partnership with likeminded organizations in our quest for honing the skill and knowledge of seafarers and building a network of maritime professionals and organizations” and thanked NI for the honor.

The presentation event was ended with Vote of Thanks from Capt. Joseph Alapat, FNI, Vice President NI SW India Branch and Deputy Conservator Cochin Port Trust.


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