The Indian Maritime Foundation (IMF) was established in December 1993 by a group of officers who have served in the Indian Navy, the Indian Merchant Marine and other professions. They have dedication and a high sense of commitment to this cause of public service they have embarked upon.

The IMF is a non profit organization, registered in Pune as a charitable trust. It has branches in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.

 
SEMINAR ON 'SECURITY MANAGEMENT OF INDIA'S SEABORNE TRAFFIC AND OFFSHORE INSTALLATIONS – 25 Sep 14

A seminar on 'Security Management of India's Seaborne Traffic and Offshore Installations', organised by the IMF's Combined Study Group was held on 25th September, 2014 at Pune. This was the 8th seminar organised by them and like earlier seminar's was appreciated by all. This seminar was also very well attended. The Chief Guest was Vice Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern naval Command. Commodore Rajan Vir, President IMF welcomed all the delegates and Vice Admiral Vinod Pasricha delivered the Inaugural Address. Rear Admiral RM Purandare was the Moderator for the first Session and Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan moderated the second session. He also delivered the closing address.
 
INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP PROGRAM ALONG SOUTH INDIAN COAST - 27 SEP 2014

The Indian maritime foundation Chennai branch ( INDMARFCB) organised annual international coastal cleanup event was successfully launched at the marina beach at Chennai on the morning of Saturday , the 27th Sept 2014 by the new Consul General of the USA, His Excellency Mr. Phillip min , in the presence of some members of the diplomatic corps, dignitaries , invitees and the dedicated and public volunteers. In his opening speech, the Vice President of the INDMARFCB , Rear Admiral KR Srinivasan , AVSM, IN(Retd) outlined the aims and objectives of the movement (a) creation of awareness in public on clean coastals,(b) showcasing of clean beaches for better economics for the local population and (c) collection of invaluable data in the field for seeking ways and means for low cost solutions to convert such large trash into wealth at the local panchayat level. It has been planned to clean 350 Kms of the Southern India coast in 66 blocks with over 7178 dedicated volunteers, besides many public volunteers.
 
COASTAL CLEAN-UP AT JUHU BEACH – IMF AND BANK OF AMERICA – 27 SEP 2014

Bank of America Merrill Lynch partnered IMF in carrying out a Clean-up of the Juhu Beach in Mumbai on 27th September 2014. Over 200 volunteers from the staff of BoA, took part in the clean-up. Material for the clean-up , coordination for permissions from various authorities and guidance on clean-up procedures was provided by IMF.
 
COMMEMORATING CENTENARY OF FIRST WORLD WAR ( 1914-1918 ): FILM SCREENING - 09 OCT 14

The IMF commemorated the centenary of the First World at a special event at the Boat Club in Pune by the screening of the award winning film “All Quiet on the Western Front”. The chief guest was Maj Gen Neeraj Bali, GOC Pune Sub Area. Before the film tributes were paid to the Indian army soldiers and Indian merchant seamen who lost their precious lives in that war. 70,000 Indian soldiers and 1841 Indian Seamen were killed in action, on land and at sea. A tribute was also paid to late Lt Col Nilkanth S Jatar, IMS who was awarded DSO and Bar for his bravery in the battle in Mesopotamia and in Waziristan. His son, Maj Gen SC Jatar was present and was felicitated
 
REMEMBRANCE DAY OBSERVED AT SEAMAN’S WAR MEMORIAL - 09 NOV 14

The Seaman’s War Memorial was set up at Bund Garden, Pune on Gandhi Jayanti 2008, by the untiring efforts of IMF and the Pune Municipal Corporation. This memorial is a tribute to the 7955 Indian Seamen who lost their lives while sailing on board Merchant Ships during World Wars I and II. Ever since then Remembrance Day, which is celebrated in the UK and in all commonwealth countries on the second Sunday of November each year has been observed by the Indian Maritime Foundation. A solemn wreath laying function is organized every year. This year Remembrance Day was observed on 9th November. Capt s. Krishnamurthi. Immediate Past President of the Nautical Institute was the Chief Guest. Rear Admiral RJ Nadkarni laid a wreath on behalf of the Indian Navy, while Capt TEM Rosario, theoldest Merchant Navy Officer in Pune (96), laid the wreath on behalf of the Merchant Navy.
 
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