Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal waves to the Walkathon on the 60th National Maritime Day

On the occasion of the 60th National Maritime Day, Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, committed himself to the “Maritime Awareness Walkathon” in the state capital on Wednesday.

National Maritime Day was first celebrated on April 5, 1964. Since then, this day has been celebrated every year at the national level.

The Union Minister for Ports said on Twitter: “On this special occasion, I congratulate seafarers, dockers and everyone involved in the maritime sector for their determination and hard work. Your skills and efforts are key to the nation’s growth.”

Stressing the importance of the maritime sector to India’s economic growth, he said, “With a coastline of more than 7,500 km, India is a global maritime powerhouse.

Shipping is the lifeline and path of the nation’s prosperity. In India’s Amrit Kaal, shipping will open new frontiers to fuel the construction of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.”

“On April 5, 1919, the SS-A ship Loyalty, owned by the Indian company Scindia Steam Navigation Company Limited, sailed from India to London for the first time to conduct trade. In his memory, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways celebrates April 5 as National Maritime Day every year,” the minister said.

National Maritime Day is dedicated to celebrating the central role of maritime trade in the development of India’s economy and the role of India and its strategic location in global trade.

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