Port Blair, Aug. 30: The Lt Governor, Lt Gen (Retd) A K Singh PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, visited the Humfreygunj Memorial and paid tributes to the martyrs by laying a wreath at Balidan Vedi. He interacted with the families of the martyrs and issued directions to the Chief Engineer (APWD) and Tourism Department to complete the museum-cum-art gallery by 1st December 2013. He further observed that after completion of the works, the maintenance be taken over by village Panchayat. He also suggested that the village people involve themselves in keeping the area clean and maintain it appropriately.  

Thereafter, the Lt Governor visited the Primary Health Centre at Chouldhari. He took a round of the hospital and interacted with the patients. He expressed his satisfaction at the upkeep and maintenance of the hospital.

Later, the Lt Governor visited Stewartgunj and held a meeting with PRI members at the Community Hall, Stewartgunj. Shri Abdul Aziz, Pradhan, Stewartgunj welcomed the Lt Governor and highlighted issues of the people of Stewartgunj. Other PRI members and people from Stewartgunj and Wimberlygunj placed their grievances before the Hon’ble Lt Governor.

Smt Abala Smmaddar, Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad (South Andaman), Smt Mariam Bibi, South Andaman Zilla Parishad Member, Shri Mohd. Safiq, Pramukh, Panchayat Samiti, Ferrargunj and senior officers of the Administration were present.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the Lt Governor reiterated that collective efforts and better coordination among various agencies as well as initiatives by the PRIs is a must for fast and meaningful development of the Islands. He laid emphasis on maintaining transparency and accountability by public functionaries in discharge of their responsibilities.

Thereafter, the Lt Governor visited Kamsarathnallah and inspected the site of the proposed earthen dam to be constructed there.

At the end of the tour, the Lt Governor visited Vivekananda Kendra Zilla Parishad Vidyalaya, Port Mout and paid floral tributes at the statue of Swami Vivekananda there. He interacted with the students and was happy to see the high standard of education of the school. The Lt Governor also visited Govt. Senior Secondary School, Port Mout. He issued direction to the Chief Engineer (APWD) to take an early decision for dismantling of the damaged building. He also issued directions for installing water purifiers in the school for the use of children.