National Centre for Maritime Policy Research (NCMPR), celebrated World Oceans Day. The theme of the World Oceans Day 2016 was Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet. Maritime communities and stakeholders worldwide celebrate this day every year to highlight the importance of oceans. In order to draw attention and create awareness about the significance of this day, NCMPR organized a discourse at Bahria University Karachi Campus.
Dr. Samina Kidwai, Senior Research Scientist of the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) spoke on the occasion. A photography contest on the theme of the day was also held in which students from various Universities and Higher Education Institutions participated. In the end cash prizes were awarded among the first three position holders of the photography contest.
The event was attended by various prominent dignitaries, Naval Officers, Government Officials, Marine Scientists, Intellectuals, Researchers, representative of fisherman from Sindh and Balochistan.