Union minister to address roadshow in the city today

  • | Monday | 25th September, 2023

Varanasi: Union minister of ports, shipping and waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal will be in the city on Monday to attend a roadshow to be held at the Trade Facilitation Centre here. The roadshow, to be held by the ministry of ports, shipping and waterways (MoPSW), will bring together government officials, bureaucrats, industry players to discuss and deliberate on various facets of maritime infrastructure, trade, and development.The event is also expected to witness the presence of Minister of physical infrastructure & transport, Nepal, Prakash Jwala, UP minister of transport Daya Shankar Singh and others. Besides, senior officials from the ministry of ports, shipping and waterways, representatives of UP, Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand governments, senior officials of Inland Waterways Authority of India, Ports and Maritime Boards of Coastal States and UTs will also attend the event. It will be anchored by the Inland Waterways Authority of India. The Varanasi roadshow will be a platform to explore the maritime sectors growth, foster collaboration, and unlock opportunities for stakeholders in this vital sector. Sonowal said, Our focus on waterways, from the Gati Shakti Initiative to the ambitious Jal Marg Vikas Project, signifies a resolute dedication to unlocking the vast potential of our maritime sector. This transformative era is not only about strengthening our industry but also about embracing sustainability and environmental stewardship. The Global Maritime India Summit 2023 is where these aspirations will converge, partnerships will flourish, and our shared vision will materialize.IWAI chairman Sanjay Bandopadhyay said, As we look ahead to the Global Maritime India Summit 2023, we envision a future where waterways are not just lifelines but also the catalysts for sustainable growth, innovation, and prosperity. Our commitment to harnessing the potential of waterways goes beyond mere trade, it is about building a future where hinterland communities thrive, where environmental preservation and cultural heritage are safeguarded, and where economic opportunities abound.He further added, At the Global Maritime India Summit 2023, we will converge to explore groundbreaking ideas, forge collaborations, and chart a course towards a brighter future. Together, we will create a legacy that transcends generations, one that defines a new era of waterway development in India and beyond. Join us on this transformative journey, and lets shape a future where waterways are not just a source of life and culture but also the driving force behind a thriving and sustainable nation.We also published the following articles recentlyAustralia boosts maritime surveillance with drones, aircraft upgradesAustralia is set to spend $966 million on enhancing its maritime surveillance capabilities in the northern region. This will involve purchasing more long-range drone aircraft and upgrading the existing Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The upgrades will include anti-submarine warfare, maritime strike, and intelligence collection capabilities. Additionally, a new squadron will be formed in South Australia to operate a fourth MQ-4C Triton drone aircraft, which will provide long-range surveillance of Australias maritime region. These measures are aimed at deterring adversaries, protecting trade routes, and safeguarding Australian maritime interests.Indias engagement with Global South ingrained in very fabric of our culture, philosophy: Ruchira KambojIndias engagement with the Global South is deeply rooted in its culture and philosophy, according to Ruchira Kamboj, Indias Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Speaking at an event in New York, Kamboj highlighted Indias commitment to the development of fellow developing nations, including its provision of vaccines and medicines during the Covid-19 pandemic. She also noted the expansion of Indias development partnerships, with the India-UN Development Partnership Fund successfully implementing 75 projects across 56 developing countries in six years. Kambojs remarks came ahead of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankars address at the United Nations General Assembly.My elder brother was not just an older sibling, but also our guardian, and protectorArjun, the authors elder brother, has always been a pillar of strength and support for their family. Despite having his own dreams and desires, he selflessly puts the needs of his loved ones before his own. The author decides to surprise Arjun with a gathering of his old friends and colleagues who share his passion for painting. This gathering serves as a reminder of the lifelong friendships and bonds that Arjun has nurtured throughout his life. Arjuns story is one of love, sacrifice, and silent strength, making him the unsung hero of their family.

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