Port Blair, Sept. 14: Shri. Vishal Jolly, National Executive Committee Member-BJP, today met the Chief Secretary, A & N Administration and placed various issues pertaining to the Nicobar group of Islands.

Shri. E. S. Rajesh, District President of Nicobar District- BJP alongwith Shri. Raja, State Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha had recently visited Nicobar Group of Islands and during their weeklong stay over there; they have met the residents and villagers of these Islands. During their stay several issues of these Islands came to light, which were brought to the notice of Shri. Vishal Jolly, who had accordingly placed & highlighted all those issues before the Chief Secretary, A & N Administration today which are indicated herein under:-

Diglipur, Sept. 14: Continuing its crackdown on the illicit liquor, Handia, illegal sale of IMFL & illicit drugs, the District Police of North & Middle Andaman with the help of local informers conducted regular raids and searches in jungles.

During the month of August-2023, the teams of various Police Stations, headed by SHOs and Sub-Inspectors conducted raids & massive jungle search operation. In these search operations, around 400 litres of lehan & 51 Kgs Handia were destroyed and also 281 Nos. IMFL bottles of different quantities have been seized and 26 persons were arrested under Excise Regulation cases.

Port Blair, Sept. 14: The Directorate of Tourism, A&N Administration intends to participate in 38th IATO Annual Convention at Welcome Hotel by ITC Hotels Rama International, Chhattrapati Sambhaji Nagar (Aurangabad), Maharashtra to be held from Sep 29 to Oct.1, 2023.

To the Ingenious Minds and Dedicated Spirits,

On this Engineer's Day, 15th September 2023, I extend my warmest greetings and heartfelt admiration to all engineers of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, across our great nation and those Engineers who hail from Andaman and Nicobar Islands but are working in different parts of the World. Engineers are the architects of progress, bridging dreams with reality, and ensuring the heartbeat of innovation never ceases.

Port Blair, Sept. 14: As part of 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo, the Department of Art & Culture organized a programme on the Life & Teachings of Sri Aurobindo at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya today. The objective of the programme was to create awareness among young generation about Sri Aurobindo's life, teachings and his spiritual journey.