Jalesh Cruises names India’s first premium cruise ship as ‘Karnika’
Jalesh Cruises, catering to the Indian domestic and international cruise business, named ‘Karnika’ in an official naming ceremony in Mumbai on Friday, April 19. Shreyasi Punit Goenka took on the mantle of the Godmother of the ship and showered blessings of good luck, success and safety on the magnificent liner.
A special postal stamp was also released on the occasion to commemorate the historic occasion on Indian waters. The National Flag was hoisted and the National Anthem was sung onboard the ship.
‘Karnika’ marked the occasion while celebrating the achievements of five Indians who are credited to bring international fame to the country by being the first ones to achieve pinnacle in their fields. The personalities included, Milkha Singh, first Indian Athlete to win Gold at Commonwealth Games (1958), Subhash Chandra, Chairman, ZEE & Essel Group, the first Indian to launch a private satellite TV channel (1992), Actor Sushmita Sen, the first Indian Miss Universe (1994), Mahesh Bhupati, first Indian to win Grand Slam Tournament (1997) and Mary Kom, the first Indian woman boxer to win Asian Games (2014).
Chandra was the chief guest of the occasion. Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, ZEEL and Amit Goenka, CEO, International Broadcast Business & Z5 Global were also present on the occasion.