Port Blair, May 22: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Chief Secretary to issue directions to concerned departments to restart water sports activities in Gandhi Park, Port Blair at the earliest. This he said will generate employment opportunities for the unemployed youths in various professional skills. It will also become an added attraction for the visiting tourists and locals.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary, the Member of Parliament said that due to constant efforts of Andaman & Nicobar Administration, tourism activities have restarted with encouraging response, bringing huge relief for the tourism stakeholders.

He pointed out that prior to the pandemic, water sports activities were carried out at Gandhi Park, Shadipur for which tourists and Islanders while visiting Gandhi Park used to enjoy boat rides. Later, due to Covid-19 pandemic, the water sport activities at Gandhi Park were suspended.

The Member of Parliament mentioned that now that all the tourist activities have been resumed across A&N Islands but the water sports activities at Gandhi Park are yet to be restarted, due to which the visiting tourists as well as visiting Islanders are not able to enjoy the boat ride.