Pooja Goyal, Chandigarh, 23 June : The Marine Academy organised Press conference at Press Club Sector -27, Chandigarh. CMMI President Capt K.J.Sujlana informed that 25th june is celebrated as International Day of Seafarer .To acknowledge support of Seafarer on 25th of june a grand Marathon is organsied ,which will begin from Chandi mandir cantt. at 5:45 am and will last at Sukhna Lake . Gauri Parashar Joshi IAS , DC Panchkula will Flag off the rally .
Merchant Navy Officers Association President Capt Bhagat informed that there will be four categories of the rally General, saefarers, women, senior citizens. Reporting time will be 25th june 4:30 am ,Registration will be done on the spot also .Water and Refreshment will also be arranged for the participants . Bus service will also be available to the starting point.3Bees Shipping Capt. J.S.Sandhu further informed that medical facilities will be provided by Max Health care .
TMC Foundation President Neeraj Kumar further informed at the Press conference that First Second and third winner of the winner be honoured with 51,000/-, 21000/-& 11,000 respectively .The Purpose of the day is to give thanks to the Seafarer for their contribution to the world economy and civil society as 90% of worlds goods are transports by Seafarer .Almost everything that we use in daily lives ,directly or indirectly affected by see transport . Without shipping, half the world would starve and the other half would freeze.
He further encouraged youngsters to join Merchant Navy even after completing their schooling as SSC means Status- Salary- Career in Merchant Navy. MNOA Gen Secy Capt K.S.Rai, KCS Group Head Ankit Sharma will also present at the moment.