The discussion was centred on the plan options, themes, design vision, best strategies for collection of artefacts and design approaches, etc. The workshop was attended by officials from the Ministry of Shipping, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Maritime Boards, Archaeological Survey of India, Museum Heads, Maritime History Researchers, Universities, Research Institutes, Maritime Societies, private collectors and others who hold artefacts, objects and documents related to the maritime past of India.
Speaking on the occasion Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Director General, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya, Mumbai said that the development of National Maritime Heritage Complex realises our key need to preserve and showcase our rich maritime heritage. The Complex will help the younger generations to learn from our rich past.
In his address, D.K Rai, Director (Sagarmala) said that concrete efforts are being made to realize the vision of National Maritime Heritage Complex and emphasised that experience shared by maritime history experts will help in shaping the implementation plan.