National Maritime Day India celebrations - 5 April 2023 -

National Maritime Day India is an initiative taken by the Government of India to promote maritime trade and commerce, and to harness the potential of the country's vast coastline. The program aims to develop and modernize the country's ports and maritime infrastructure, and to enhance India's presence in the Indian Ocean Region. The program was launched in 2016 and has made significant progress in the past few years. In this article, we will discuss the progress made by National Maritime India and its prospects in the year 2023.

  1. What is National Maritime Day in India?

 National Maritime Day in India is celebrated on April 5 every year to commemorate the first voyage of an Indian steamship, the SS Loyalty, from Bombay (Mumbai) to London in 1919.

  1. Why is National Maritime Day important?

National Maritime Day is important because it recognizes the vital role that the maritime industry plays in the development of the country's economy. It also highlights the importance of seafarers and the contribution they make to the country's growth.

  1. How is National Maritime Day celebrated in India?

National Maritime Day is celebrated in India with various activities, including seminars, workshops, exhibitions, and cultural programs. It is also a time to honour and recognize the achievements of seafarers and the contribution they make to the maritime industry.

  1. What is the theme for National Maritime Day 2023?

The theme for National Maritime Day 2023 has not been announced yet. However, the theme for National Maritime Day 2022 was "Seafarers: at the core of shipping's future".

  1. Who organizes National Maritime Day in India?

National Maritime Day is organized by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, Government of India, in collaboration with various organizations in the maritime industry.

  1. How long has National Maritime Day been celebrated in India?

    National Maritime Day has been celebrated in India since 1964, when the first National Maritime Conference was held in Bombay (Mumbai).

As a show of solidarity, a walk has been organised to commemorate the event. Please register for the event at the link below.

Pre - Registration link: Register for Maritime Solidarity Walk

Join us for a Awareness walk & show your Solidarity to Marine Maritime Fraternity. on 2nd April 2023 (2.5 kms walk)

MARITIME AWARENESS WALK - 2023, 2nd April 2023

Start / end point: Shipping corporation of India, Nariman point.

Registration n pick up of wrist bands, caps and vests; 0600 to 0700 hrs ,

Flag off: 0700 to 0730 hrs .

Refreshments will be served at SCI house after completion of the walk.

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