Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) launched its Diamond Jubilee Year celebrations on 2nd October, the date of its founding in 1960. Minister of State for Shipping, Shri. Mansukh L Mandaviya, and Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Dr Sanjeev Ranjan, graced the event through video conferencing. The event was also attended online by Ministry and Directorate General of Shipping officials, members of the press and retired employees.
The highlight of the evening was a live performance by seafarers from vessel SCI Sabarmati. This technological bridge between shore and ship was a first for SCI, allowing seafarers and shore staff to both attend the event.
During his address the Minister praised the concept of skill clubs within SCI, which was announced by Mrs. H K. Joshi, chairperson and managing director, in her speech. He also praised the financial performance of SCI and urged the company and its employees to aim to achieve even higher goals over the coming years.