On 21 Jun 19, Gujarat Naval Area celebrated the ‘World Hydrography Day 2019’ at Porbandar with the visit of the hydrography survey ship of the Indian Navy INS Sutlej to Porbandar Gujarat. On the occasion the ship was let open to visitors and educational ship visit of children from various schools of Porbandar were conducted. A ceremonial function was also hosted onboard the ship to commemorate the occasion. The Flag Officer Commanding Gujarat Naval Area was the Chief Guest at the function. Heads of various Government and Military Organisations located in Porbandar District In Gujarat also attended the function.
World Hydrography Day is celebrated every year on 21 June. The date chosen for World Hydrography Day is the anniversary of the founding of the International Hydrographic Organization. Celebration of the World Hydrography Day gives an opportunity to the hydrographers world over to increase public awareness of the vital role that the people in the field of hydrography play in the maritime world. The theme of the World Hydrographic Day 2019 is “Hydrographic information driving marine knowledge.”