Keynotes by Esteemed guests
Dr. (CDR) Arnab Das
Founder, and Director of Maritime Research Centre, Pune, India
Mr. Mukesh Malhotra
Chairman, Indo-Swiss Centre of Excellence and Wakefield Group
Mr. Deepak Karandikar
Smt. Vandana Chavan
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Shri Praful Talera
MRC Advisor on Blue Economy
Vice Admiral DSP Varma
PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd), Former DG of the Strategic Submarine Project and Chief of Material, Indian Navy
Lt Gen D B Shekatkar
PVSM, AVSM, VSM(Retd), Strategic Security
In his closing remarks, Dr. Arnab Das shared details about MRC and the UDA Digest e-magazine platform and various articles and research papers that MRC has published in past years. He shared details related to blue bonds and other aspects of the UDA Framework. He thanked all the speakers and attendees for their keynote addresses and illustrious presentations.
Dr. Benno in his closing remarks thanked all the speakers and Dr. Arnab for his words. He then shared a webpage of one of the UNESCO’s websites “Quest 4 Action”. He also talked about the marine environment, commenting on the quantity of plastic in our oceans. Dr. Benno suggested on North-South cooperation along with South-South cooperation. He also mentioned about the funds that are being lost because of issues like the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing dispute between Russia and Ukraine, which he said, could have been avoided.
Besides, Ms. Nishtha Vishwakarma, who works in the Communication and Advocacy team at MRC delivered the ‘Vote of Thanks’ speech to all those who had joined and participated in the conference. She concisely mentioned key extracts from all the esteemed guest speakers’ speeches and the discussions that were held. She highlighted the main issues being raised at the conference that day.
Glimpses of the Event
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