Port Blair, June 21: The Idea & Innovation Competition for all Units/ Ships of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) was conducted on 19 Jun 2024 at Dweepika Auditorium. The main driving concept for ‘Idea and Innovation’ is to find an original and feasible Idea to address an Issue / Challenge. The event witnessed active participation by all the four Components of ANC. A large number of operational & Logistics Ideas & Innovation were displayed, which were conceptualized by the officers and men of the Command. The display was reviewed by Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan, AVSM, VM, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN).

The CINCAN lauded the spirit and commended the efforts of the participants. He encouraged them to further improve upon the concepts and produce rugged and implementable solutions in line with technological advancements. He emphasized on the importance of keeping the innovative spirit within the Command alive, in order to achieve the desired objective of providing a fillip to creative thinking in all ranks of the Andaman and Nicobar Command. The ‘Idea & Innovation’ competition has created a platform to explore the creativity of innovators while mitigating challenges & plug voids. It also encouraged diverse generation of innovative new products and technologies.