I extend my heartfelt greetings to the people of Andaman and Nicobar Islands on the auspicious occasion of Maha Ashtami and Maha Navami in Sharadiya Navratris.

We worship Maa Durga to celebrate women power as well as respect for women and hence on Durga Ashtami people should take a pledge to respect women.

Durga Ashtami, the eighth day of the Chaitra Navratri 2021 also marks the celebration of strength, victory of good over evil and positivity over negativity.

I appeal to all Islanders to strictly follow the COVID-19 protocols and social distancing norms during Durga Puja celebrations.

May Maa Durga bring happiness, good luck and prosperity in everyone's life.

Kuldeep Rai Sharma

Member of Parliament