Port Blair, Nov. 18: In 1985, by an Act of Parliament, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was established as a Central University, with national and international jurisdiction. Started with few thousand students in its initial period, now meets the educational needs of millions of people; thus emerged as ‘People’s University’. Being one of the mega universities in the world, now the impact of IGNOU is felt at every corner of our Country.

Port Blair, Nov. 18: The Kesariya Hindu Vahini and Hindu Sewa Sangh have extended their greetings and good wishes to islanders celebrating Chhath Puja. Chhath Puja is the only festival that is dedicated to the Lord Surya, who is supposed to be the source of all powers. May the occasion of Chhath Puja light up new hopes and opportunities in islander life and fulfill all dreams, said a communication.

Port Blair, Nov. 16: The last date for Admission in Indira Gandhi National Open University's Offline and On-line mode for July 2020 has been extended upto 30th November, 2020 without any late fees. For online admission, log on - onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/admission and for Offline Admissions, Forms can be collected from Regional Centre Office at Mohanpura during working hours ensuring social distancing norms.

Shri M.Vinod, President, Andaman Association of Tour Operators along with all its members has wished a very Happy Diwali to all islanders and tourists. May The Festival of Lights Bring Happiness and Sparkle of Joy, said Vinod.

The Kesariya Hindu Vahini and Hindu Seva Sangh extends its greetings and good wishes to islanders celebrating Diwali festival.

Many cities have banned use of firecrackers owing to the increasing levels of air pollution and the ill effects of COVID 19 to the already affected people. Considering the above facts it may not be all wrong to celebrate the festival in a low key.

The festival of Diwali teaches us to fight against evil and follow the path of goodness. May this divine occasion illuminate our life with peace, happiness, and affluence! Wish u all a very Happy Deepawali

K. Mariyam Bibi

Ex-Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman