April is celebrated as the National Maritime Day and the theme of National
Maritime Day is ‘Sustainable Shipping beyond COVID-19’ on the lines of ‘Aatma
Nirbhar Bharat’ initiative of the Government of India
of Ports, Shipping and Waterways celebrated 58th National Maritime Day in
commemoration of the maiden voyage of the first Indian flag merchant vessel
‘S.S.LOYALTY’ (Owned by M/s. Scindia Steam Navigation Company), from Mumbai to
London, on the 5th April ,1919.
the occasion of the celebration of the National Maritime Day, Shri Mansukh
Mandaviya, Minister of State(I/C) for Ports, Shipping and Waterways
congratulated the maritime community and appreciated their hard work, zeal and
courage and role played in the times of the COVID pandemic. Shri Mandaviya said
that Maritime India Vision-2030, recently launched by Prime Minister of India,
is the comprehensive vision of the next decade for the maritime the sector of India
and with a focused approach, the Indian maritime sector will be strong,
technologically advanced and Aatma Nirabhar soon.
e-magazine as a souvenir for the 58th
National Maritime Day launched by Minister Mandaviya
Mandaviya launched the e-magazine as a souvenir for the 58th National Maritime
Day and presented awards instituted by National Maritime Day Celebration
Committee, which is headed by Director General of Shipping.
The Maritime community has played an
important role in the CoVID times
Sanjeev Ranjan, Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, said that
the Maritime community has played an important role in the CoVID times and
added that Ministry is working tirelessly working towards bringing progressive
policy changes to give India a leadership place in the global maritime
this occasion, Senior officials of the Ministry, DG Shipping, officials of the
Shipping Corporation of India, Port officials and representative of the
Maritime community were present via video conferencing.