16-10-2017 02:30 PM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
A Ship Traversing the World on a Purpose
The iconic ‘Rainbow Warrior’ – a ship that has traveled the world for environmental protection is all set for its maiden India tour. The ship which has been made under the technological support and watch of NGO Greenpeace International has been spreading the message of environmental protection for the past four decades.
The Rainbow Warrior will arrive on the shores of Mumbai on October 26. Jitendra Kumar who is Greenpeace India’s media in-charge said that the aim of the ship is to prevent environmental pollution in oceans and rivers.
He said that the ship will be in India for four days and special arrangements have been made for the same. He added that prominent people from the fields of environment, entertainment and communication will visit the ship and be apprised about her capabilities in tackling illegal hunting of marine animals to effects of nuclear tests.
The ship’s presence in India entails sharing of expertise in preventing the exploitation of marine resources and strengthening public support in its monitoring system.
Kumar also said that during the Rainbow Warrior's visit, symposiums will also be organized and public participation will be ensured through programmes related to films, photography and arts.
Social activist Tushar Gandhi, filmmaker Shyam Benegal, photographer Raghu Rai, Ad guru Prahlad Kakkar, actors Waheeda Rahman, Nandita Das, Ali Fazal, among others have all planned to visit the ship.