Navika Sagar Parikrama – Complete Review
Key points at a Glance
- Indian Navy has launched a program to promote the empowerment of women named as “Navika Sagar Parikrama”.
- The vessel would be lead by Lt. Commander Vartika Joshi. The rest crew members are Lt. Commanders P Swathi, Pratibha Jamwal, and Lieutenants B Aishwarya, Payal Gupta and S Vijaya Devi.
- The officers would travel the world on the sail-boat named INSV Tarini built in India.
- The objectives of the program are women empowerment, Meteorological Data Observation, awareness about Environment, Climate Change and Marine Pollution.
- Indian Navy has launched a program to promote the empowerment of women throughout the world. The program is named as “Navika Sagar Parikrama”. In this program, a team of lady Officers of Indian Navy would travel the world on the sail-boat named INSV Tarini which is made in India. This is the first World Circumnavigation program of the world by the All-Women crew members on Indian Navy. This program is scheduled to start in the month of September from Goa and would return in March of 2018 to the same place after completing the tour. This kind of circumnavigation was first undertaken by Captain Dilip Donde in INSV Mhadei.
Objective of Navika Sagar Parikrama:
- Promotion of Women Empowerment- Its main aim is to promote the Women Empowerment (Nari Shakti) in India as well as in the world platform. It is expected that the prominent participation of the women in this kind of challenging expedition would help the change the social mindset and attitudes towards the women in India.
- Awareness towards the Climate Change and Environment- The sailing would encourage the usage of eco-friendly non-conventional energy resources which have not any bad impact on the lives of the women. It also targets to harness the energy to make the livelihood of the women better while on board.
- Meteorological Data Observation- The Navy officers will collect and update the Meteorological or ocean wave based data regularly to send those to the particular development and research organizations.
- Report of Marine Pollution- The team would monitor about the marine pollution on the deep seas and would report about it.
- Interaction with the PIOs- The Crew would meet and interact the local Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) at every port-halt and promote the ocean sailing.
- The “Navika Sagar Parikrama“ would inspire the youth of India to understand the sea. It would develop the spirit of mutual friendship, trust, co-operation and the urge of adventure in the minds of youths of India.
- The program also promotes the Ocean Sailing activities by Indian Navy. It must showcase the Government of India initiative named “Make in India” as the vessel INSV Tarini, in which the officers would sail, is developed in India.
Features of the “Navika Sagar Parikrama":
- INSV Tarini is “Sister Vessel” of the INSV Mhadei. It was developed in the Aquarius Shipyards Pvt. Ltd. in Goa.
- The vessel would be lead by Lt. Commander Vartika Joshi. The rest crew members are Lt. Commanders P Swathi, Pratibha Jamwal, and Lieutenants B Aishwarya, Payal Gupta and S Vijaya Devi. The crew are trained and experienced in this kind of sailing.
- The total distance would be covered in 5 legs. Their vessel would stop at four ports which are Fremantle of Australia, Lyttelton of New Zealand, Port Stanley of Falklands and Cape Town of South Africa for restoration of stocks of food and other amenities and necessary repairs.
- The crew has interacted with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi regarding their voyage. According to him, this program would project the capabilities and strengths of India across the world.