Port Blair, May 17: Hon’ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands and Vice Chairman, Islands Development Agency, Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) today led the Islanders in paying rich tributes to Great Andamanese who were killed in the Battle of Aberdeen fought on 17th May, 1859 between the British colonial rulers and the Great Andamanese.

A solemn function was organized by the Department of Art & Culture at the ‘Memorial of Battle of Aberdeen’ at Water Sports Complex wherein the Lt Governor placed wreath at the memorial to pay tribute to Great Andamanese. This was followed by paying floral tributes by the Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Jitendra Narain, Adhyaksha ZPSA, Smt. Pramila Kumari, DGP, Shri Neeraj Thakur, Senior Officers of A&N Administration, Great Andamanese Tribes and general public.