National Maritime Day celebrated

Port Blair: The 49th National Maritime Day was celebrated at Dr B R Ambedkar Institute of Technology here today.

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 also organised.