October 2017 Issue World Maritime Day 2017 – Connecting Ships, Ports and People

Trees are sanctuaries: Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they prech, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. – Hermann Hesse Work and Knowledge: Birds fly with their two wings; even so both work and knowledge together lead to the supreme goal of liberation. Neither work alone, nor knowledge alone can lead to liberation; but, both together, form the means to liberation. – Sage Agastya in Yoga Vasishta.

AN EMOTIONAL saying:- Self, almost spent my life-time on research, whether it is in my professionalway of life activities, or in my daily-life activities, when repetitive acts comes into play, which is only to better the situations. hence, I totally condemn/protest appointees, of the honorable bench of the armed forces tribunal, (who are retirees, combination of a Judge of HC’s and retired Defence Flag officers, as the Administrative bench member, through political lien, and not on merits, without considering their personal veracity, in character and attitudes. which should not be, to mere favor any member they like, but for primarily to fulfill the aim and objectives of this sacred institution, in serving the ex-servicemen, discharged from defence in varying conditions and situations, hence to be in a fair and just manner, without bias, prejudice, neglect and discrimination etc. not to act to their whims and fancies, as primarily considering, “EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW, JUSTICE TO BE GIVEN ” not to cause ‘sky and mud below differences, as they need to inter-act, with the like-minded officers and not to spell on their own whims and fancies, hurting the sentiments of the already aggrieved ex-serviceman, who once came forward to give their life to their nation, in protecting their mother – land with a spirit of NATIONHOOD and PATRIOTISM.

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The maritime sector, which includes shipping, ports and the people that operate them, can and should play a significant role helping Member States to create conditions for increased employment, prosperity and stability
ashore through promoting trade by sea; enhancing the port and maritime sector as wealth creators both on land; and through developing a sustainable blue economy at sea.

This is the key message being shared around the world today (28 September), as IMO and the global maritime community celebrates the annual World Maritime Day, under the theme: Connecting Ships, Ports and People.

World Maritime Day is an official United Nations day. Every year, it provides an opportunity to focus attention on the importance of shipping and other maritime activities and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO’s work.
Each World Maritime Day has its own theme.

“As a UN agency, IMO has a strong commitment to helping achieve the aims of the Sustainable Development Goals. Shipping and ports can play a significant role in helping to create conditions for increased employment, prosperity, and stability through promoting maritime trade. The port and maritime sectors can be wealth creators, both on land and at sea,” said IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim in his annual World Maritime Day Message.

“Our theme for this year will enable us to shine a spotlight on the existing cooperation between ports and ships to maintain and enhance a safe, secure and efficient maritime transportation system.” Mr. Lim said.

Individual governments are encouraged to mark the World Maritime Day, on a date of their choosing but usually in the last week of September.

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