NMD Varuna Award Current Affairs - 2020
The National Maritime Day 2019 was observed on April 5, 2019. The theme of the National Maritime Day 2019 was “Indian Ocean – An Ocean of opportunity”.
National Maritime Day
National Maritime Day (NMD) first observed on April 5, 1964, aims to spread awareness in supporting safe and environmentally sound commerce between the continents across the world.
Awards Conferred during the National Maritime Day
- NMD Varuna Award to recognize persons for their sustained and outstanding contribution.
- NMD Award of Excellence to recognize and persons for their lifetime exceptional and distinguished achievements or performance at the senior functional level in the Indian Maritime Sector.
- Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Maritime Education and Training’ shall be given by the National Maritime Day Celebrations (Central) Committee for the sustained contribution made by an individual to the Maritime Education and training.
It has to be noted that the World Maritime Day is celebrated on last thursday of every year to highlight the importance of shipping, maritime security and environment.