Port Blair, March 26: The Member of Parliament of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, has once again made Andaman & Nicobar Islands proud as he has been awarded the Sansad Ratna Award yesterday (25.03.2023) for the second consecutive year.

The prestigious award was given in recognition of his cumulative performance in questions, private members’ bills and member’s debate in the Parliament from the beginning of the 17th Lok Sabha till the end of the Winter Session 2022.

Port Blair, March 26: The Andaman & Nicobar Territorial Congress Committee on Sunday organized "Sankalp Satyagraha" at Gandhi Statue, Aberdeen Bazaar in support of Rahul Gandhi following his disqualification from the Lok Sabha.

ANTCC President Mr. Rangalal Halder, ANTCC Campaign Committee Chairman, Mr. G Bhasker and Hon'ble Member of Parliament, A&N Islands, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma led the protest and expressed their solidarity with Rahul Gandhi.

Port Blair, March 26: The Department of Home Science, JNRM, in association with the National Institute of Social Defence (NISD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India and “WITH YOU NGO, Bambooflat organised a one-day Awareness Programme on Drug Abuse Prevention and “NUKKAD NATAK” for Community in Hope Town Grampanchayat. The Chief Guest Shri. Arshdeep Singh Panwar, DANIPS, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Bambaooflat inaugurated the programme.

Port Blair, March 26: A Millet Mela was organized by the Food Safety Department at Marina Park, Port Blair today. The mela was inaugurated by Ms. Veditha Reddy, IAS, Commissioner Food Safety, A&N Islands in the presence of Shri Dilkhush Meena, IAS, Joint Commissioner (Food Safety)/ADM and Shri Vinayak Chamadia, IAS and officials of Food Safety Department. In her inaugural speech, the Commissioner Food Safety greeted the gathering assembled in huge number for celebrating International Year of Millets in this Union Territory. She appealed the gathering to adopt millets in their daily diets and get the required nutrition as well as other health benefits. She further visited various millet stalls displayed by various Government Departments, Self Help Groups, NABARD and other Food Business Operators and appreciated their efforts for promoting millet consumption.

Port Blair, March 26: Under the leadership of Shri Ajoy Bairagi, State President, BJP, A&N Islands, Shri Subrata Basu, Zilla Parishad Member, Kadamtala and Shri Keshab Kabiraj, Zilla Parishad Member, Bakultala joined the Bharatiya Janata Party today.

Shri Ajoy Bairagi welcomed both the leaders in the party and gave them Party membership.