8th June 2017: In celebration of World Oceans Day 2017, National Centre for Maritime Policy Research (NCMPR) hosted a Maritime Discourse, displayed Ocean Pledge Wall and ran a Go Blue Drive from 6th to 8th June 2017 at Bahria University, Karachi. With the theme this year, “Our Oceans, Our Future,” NCMPR is joining with hundreds of organizations and millions of individuals from around the world who will celebrate this special day for ocean awareness and action. Maritime Discourse, Ocean Pledge Wall and Go Blue Drive will focus on ocean conservation for future generation.
World Oceans Day is officially recognized by the United Nations, and has become an annual celebration on 8 June as well as a call for ocean conservation action throughout the year.
Dr,.Shahid Amjad, Head of the Department of Environment and Energy Management at the Institute of Business Management, Karachi deliberated on the topic of “Our Oceans, Our Future,” in Maritime Discourse. The programme was held in the Fatima Jinnah Hall, Bahria University Karachi Campus (BUKC).
DG. NCMPR, Vice Admiral (Retd) Khawaja Ghazanfar Hussain HI(M) presenting souvenir to Dr. Shahid Amjad
Ocean Pledge Wall was displayed at NCMPR. All students and faculty members signed their ocean promise. The aim of the activity was to inspire ocean conservation for next generation
Vice Admiral (Retd) Asif Humayun HI(M) signing the pledge on World Oceans Day 2017.
Go Blue Drive – Awareness campaign run in BUKC from 6th to 8th June as part of World Ocean Day celebrations. Awareness banners and panflexes were displayed at prominent places in Bahria University, and ocean message (small cards carrying facts about oceans) were distributed amongst students and faculty. A brief write-up on the importance of oceans and seas was also contributed for Bahria University TV and Radio for awareness under Go Blue Drive.
The event was attend by various prominent dignitaries, Naval Officers, Government Officials, Marine Scientists, Intellectuals, Researchers, representative of fisherman from Sindh and Balochistan.