KOCHI: The Company of Master Mariners of India (CMMI) - Kochi Chapter will celebrate the World Maritime Day on September 26, by holding a seminar on ‘Maritime India - A New Dawn!.
“The government is developing the ‘Sagarmala’ concept to be implemented towards the ‘Blue Revolution.’ As a part of the initiative, coastal economic regions are being developed and coastal shipping is being encouraged. With the Shipping Ministry looking for port-led development, Kerala, along with the other coastal states in the country, is in a unique position to become a major contributor to development,” stated an official release.
“The UN has declared September 24 as the World Maritime Day. The theme for this year is ‘Maritime Education and Training,’ with special focus on their adequacy and quality, as the bedrock of a safe and secure shipping industry,” said the statement. “Combining the government’s vision for port-led development and the IMO’s vision for maritime education and training, the CMMI seminar seeks to understand how the vision of the Shipping Ministry and the veritable pool of skilled manpower could be used for leveraging the advantage that India and Kerala have to catapult themselves to lead the country’s growth. This environment is in the right proportion to usher in a new dawn for Maritime India,” it stated.The seminar, ‘Maritime India - a new Dawn’, will be inaugurated by Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Excise K Babu. The seminar will be held at Taj Gateway at Marine Drive at 2:30 pm.