MUMBAI, (GNI): The Governor of Maharashtra CH Vidyasagar Rao today expressed the need to create a modern maritime and shipping museum in Mumbai that will educate and inform the young generation of India’s rich maritime heritage and the opportunities for employment and business available in the maritime sector.
Observing that Mumbai became a major ship-building town in the 18th century, he said even today warships and submarines are manufactured in Mumbai. Stating that the maritime sector generates large number of employment opportunities, the Governor called for fostering cooperation between maritime training institutions and universities in Maharashtra. He also called for efforts to increase the participation of women in the maritime sector.
The Governor was speaking after inaugurating the Merchant Navy Week at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Monday. Director General of Shipping Dr Malini Shankar pinned a miniature flag of the Merchant Navy on the wearing apparel of the Governor on this occasion.
Observing that Mumbai’s transport infrastructure is under strain, the Governor expressed the hope that water transport would become a reality.
Additional Director General of Shipping Amitabh Kumar, representatives of Shipping Corporation of India, representatives of Foreign and Indian Shipowners, Seafarers’ Association and officials were present.Ends