The Special Session was dedicated to two important activities undertaken by Maritime History Society. One was the announcement of the winners of the JG Nadkarni Memorial Essay Competition. The second highlight was the release of a musical tribute to the boatmen of India called Sagara penned by Director MHS Cmde Odakkal Johnson.
- Opening Comments: Rear Admiral RJ Nadkarni, AVSM, VSM
- Announcement of Adm KG Nadkarni Memorial Essay Competition Winners: Rear Admiral V Srinivas , NM and Capt Gajanan Karanjikar
- Release of Special Musical Tribute to the Boatmen: Dr Gita Kasturi
- Closing Comments: Dr Soni Wadhwa, Joint Director MHS