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Date: 05/10/2016

Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Shipping, Govt. of India visited the Head Office of The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) on Monday, the 3rd October 2016. His visit began with the inspection of Guard of Honour presented by the Cadets of SCI´s Maritime Training Institute (MTI) at Powai, Mumbai. Then, Shri Gadkari paid his respects by garlanding the busts of Indian national leaders located in the central lobby of SCI Head Office.
Shri Gadkari was escorted to the SCI Board Room where the review meeting was scheduled. Prior to the review meeting, SCI’s corporate film followed by a special short film on Capt. Radhika Menon was screened. CMD, SCI informed the Hon’ble Minister that Capt. Menon would be receiving her IMO Bravery Award during the IMO Session scheduled in Nov 2016. Hon’ble Minister was very impressed with the short film. He was also appreciative of the brave efforts of Capt. Menon & her team in saving the lives of seven fishermen.
While addressing SCI’s senior management, Shri Gadkari shared the Prime Minister´s vision for India’s growth and talked about maritime led nation growth projects such as SagarMala, Inland Waterways etc. He also highlighted on India’s ‘Act East’ policy and our recent foray into Iranian market (development of Chabahar port etc).
Hon’ble Minister reviewed the performance of SCI. He emphasized that SCI must endeavour to improve upon its operational performance and contribute to revenue growth. He also recommended that the company should look into new business opportunities and must encourage in-house innovations.

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