Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 and tagged as ICS branch news


The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, East India Branch celebrated its 18th Annual Day on 14th December 2013 at Hotel Raintree, Chennai.

Capt.T.Madhanmohan, MICS, Member EC, was master of ceremonies and introduced the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and others. Mr.S.S.Narayanan, MICS,Member EC  of the Branch welcomed the Chief Guest  Hon'ble Mr Justice V Ramasubramanian, Judge, Madras High Court,  Guest of Honour Mr. KRA Narasiah, CME-VPT(Retd), Historian.Dr.Capt.S.Bhardwaj,FICS , Mr.M.Jagan FICS, ICS Singapore and all the members & guests at the Annual Day Celebrations.


Capt.V.Ganeshyam,  MICS Secretary of ICS, East India Branch read the Branch Report. In his Branch Report he briefed the activities of the ICS, East India Branch. He congratulated the students who passed their recent exams and became Members of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.  He mentioned the seminars conducted by ICS to date, for the welfare of the Shipping Trade & industry.The Secretary also mentioned that Membership to this Institute is valid only for a year & renewable on yearly basis by paying the Annual subscription.

Capt.R. Venkat, FICS  Chairman of the ICS, East India Branch once again welcomed and thanked  the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour, Members, Families & invitees.  He also mentioned the importance of the branch in the ICS international arena, which was highlighted during the recent Controlling Council meeting in Vancouver and its efforts undertaken for overall improvement of the ICS, East India Branch.

Mr.KRA. Narasiah described  the active role of Tamil merchants in the world history for  their contribution in developing sea trade.

The Hon'ble Mr Justice V Ramasubramanian, Madras High Court, Chief Guest, appreciated the activities of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the efforts in bringing professionalism into the Shipping industry.  He spoke in detail about the history of the Merchant Navy to date with regard to trade, ship types, technology, environment etc.

Capt S Pullat FICS (Retd), the founder Chairman felicitated Dr. S. Bhardwaj's on his achieving his Doctorate and contributions to the marine industry.

Dr.Capt.S.Bhardwaj FICS, appreciated the Institute's contribution in bringing professionalism to the Shipping Industry and thanked the Institute for his felicitation.

Membership Certificates were issued to those who had passed their qualifying exams and to those promoted to Fellowship of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

The occasion was well attended by invitees and guests from Shipping industry, Trade & Maritime Institutes,Indian  Navy etc.

Capt. KP Rajagopal, Vice Chairman of ICS, East India Branch delivered his vote of thanks.

18th Annual Day concluded with cocktails & dinner.