Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar, NM Flag Officer Commanding called on Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon’ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency today at Raj Niwas, during the deployment of Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet in Andaman Sea.

Port Blair, June 5: World Environment Day (WED) is observed worldwide on June 5 to encourage awareness and action for environmental protection. The theme for World Environment Day 2024 is "Land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience," highlighting urgent and existential concerns. The current environmental crisis serves as a collective warning we must heed. As part of World Environment Day, ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute (CIARI), Port Blair celebrated by organizing a mass planting of tree seedlings involving all staff members. A total of 750 tree seedlings, including species such as Albizia lebbeck, Jackfruit, Leucaena leucocephala, Gmelina arborea, Chakurmeni, and Sesbania grandiflora, were planted over an area of 7000 m² on the campus.

Mayabunder, June 5: The World Environment Day was celebrated jointly by District Administration of N&M Andaman, Department of Forest & Environment and Department of Agriculture under North and Middle Andaman with great zeal and enthusiasm under the guidance of Shri Dilkhush Meena, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, North & Middle Andaman.

During the celebration of World Environment Day, plantation drives at roadside, Gram Panchayat Bhawans and Amrit Sarovars sites were carried out extensively in all 03 sub-divisions under North and Middle Andaman district. As many as 1656 saplings which include Neem (Azadirachta indica),Jack fruit, Mango, Amla (Indian gooseberry), Tamarind, Cashew-nut, Areca-nut, Lemon, Guava, Lemon, Sapota (Sapodilla), Custard Apple etc., were planted at roadside, Gram Panchayat Bhawans and Amrit Sarovars sites across the district.

Port Blair, June 5: The Women Helpline 181 under the Directorate of Social Welfare organized Webinar on ‘Ayushman Bharat Schemes (PMJAY)’ and Women and Child Development Control Room under the Directorate of Social Welfare.

Dr. Nitin Shakya, Director (SW), emphasized on guaranteeing the rights of women and giving them opportunities to reach their full potential, which is critical not only for attaining gender equality, but also for meeting a wide range of international development goals. He also highlighted that empowered women and girls contribute to the health and productivity of their families, communities, and countries, creating a ripple effect.

Bambooflat, June 5: In an effort to promote environmental sustainability, Society for Promotion of Serve Humanity Among Youths (SPARSHA), a not-for-profit NGO registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, teamed up with the South Andaman Division of the Department of Environment and Forests, A&N Administration organised a Tree Plantation Drive at Rajiv Nagar, under Gram Panchayat Bambooflat-II, on the occasion of World Environment Day.