National Maritime Day celebrated
Port Blair: The 49th National Maritime Day
was celebrated at Dr B R Ambedkar Institute of Technology here
The day is observed to commemorate the maiden voyage
by an Indian Ship S S Loyalty of Scindia Steam Navigation
Company Ltd to the United Kingdom on the same day in 1919.
The day began with hoisting of the flag at the
institute by P P Paul, Senior Maritime Faculty, followed by a
parade by maritime cadets.
Various sports events and a cultural programme were