Port Blair, June 13: The four day long 2nd Andaman Tourism Road Show being organized by Andaman Association of Tour Operators (AATO), in association with Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India got underway with its inauguration by the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Keshav Chandra, IAS, at Hotel Mansha Regency here this evening. The inaugural program was also attended among others by the Director, Tourism, A&N Administration, Shri Azharuddin Zahiruddin Quazi, IAS, Assistant Director, India Tourism, Port Blair, Shri S. Ramakrishnan, Chapter Chairman, IATO, A&N Islands, Shri Mohd. Jadwet, President, ANCCI, Shri Surendra Prahladka and local entrepreneurs.

Advise Women to Screen Themselves Regularly

Port Blair, June 13: With the recruitment of trained competent surgeons in ANIIMS, a 61-year-old female, who presented with a mass with ulceration of overlying skin in left breast from over one year. On local examination, the treating surgeons diagnosed it to be breast cancer. The patient was admitted in GB Pant Hospital under Department of General Surgery, where investigations like Ultrasonography, CT Chest and biopsy were done to arrive at a final diagnosis.

Port Blair, June 13: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) welcomes the students to attain a dual degree alongside their existing degree programmes in various Higher education institutions. As per UGC regulations, a student can pursue two academic programmes, one in full time physical mode and another in the Open and Distance Learning (ODL)/Online mode simultaneously. Flexibility and student-centered educational system have always been the hallmarks of IGNOU as it provides students a golden chance to attain dual degrees in their areas of interest across India. It paves the way for multiple job opportunities in various sectors. Any UG degree student or PG student can opt for a second UG/PG degree in IGNOU based on their qualifications. Those who are doing ODL course can also take another course in the next admission cycle. The admission for undergraduate, post graduate programmes, diploma and certificate for July session is already in full swing.

Port Blair, June 13: The Chairman, Congress Campaign Committee, A&N Islands, Mr. TSG Bhasker has apprised the Chief Secretary of the present condition of M.V Swaraj Dweep and its poor maintenance.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary on Thursday, Bhasker emphasized that Shipping is the Lifeline for the Islanders especially during the peak season when the ship travel between Island-Mainland sectors remain in high demand but to travel in ship has now become a nightmare for our Islanders due to the lack of basic facilities inside the ship.

Port Blair, June 13: The Andaman Nicobar Territorial Congress Committee President, Shri. Rangalal Halder has called upon the Directorate of Health Services, A & N Islands, to urgently address the water supply issues affecting the toilet blocks at the G B Pant Hospital, which was constructed in the year of 2022 under the MPLADS fund as a part of the hospital complex.

During a recent visit to the hospital by Shri. Halder, many visitors have placed their concern over the significant decline in the water supply to these toilet blocks, which was deficient over the past few months. The lack of adequate water has resulted in unsanitary conditions, rendering the toilets virtually unusable and posing a serious health risk to visitors.