Port Blair, Sept. 18: Port Blair, Sept 18: To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the A&N Islands Khadi & Village Industries Board will organize a sit & draw competition for school children of class V to VIII on the theme ‘Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi on cleanliness / Importance of sanitation as a part of Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’, at the Govt. Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Marina Park Complex, Port Blair on Sept 22, 2019, from 10 am to 12 noon. Simultaneously, an essay writing competition on the topic ‘Gandhian Philosophy on Swacch Bharat and Rural Development’ for the students of Class IX to XII will also be organized on the same day and time at the said venue. 

All the students, whose names have been sponsored by their respective schools for participation in the drawing and essay writing competitions, have been advised to reach the venue along with drawing sheet, painting materials and plain paper (for essay writing), well before 9 am, on Sept 22, for registration and participation in the said events. Students arriving late will not be allowed to participate in the competition. Students/Parents have been advised to contact the Board Office over phone (03192-233301) or in person during office hours for further clarification / query in the matter, if required.