Port Blair, Nov.  21: The Department of Fisheries celebrated ‘World Fisheries Day-2023’ today in the conference hall of Department of Industries. Smt. Nandini Paliwal, IAS, Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Fisheries) was the chief guest on this occasion. In her address, she emphasized on the schemes and programmes under ‘Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana’ (PMMSY) and sensitized the gathering about the scope of A&N Fisheries potential and its current status of utilization. Considering the potential of Tuna in the Islands, she called up on the entrepreneurs and fishermen to put best effort through Govt. schemes for harvest and export of tuna and tuna like resources. She also highlighted the initiatives taken by A&N Administration to meet the primary input requirement of traditional fishermen community for the harvest, storage and export.

Port Blair, Nov. 21: The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra is continuing in South Andaman. The IEC Van of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra today reached Gram Panchayat Sippighat Community Hall and was welcomed with shower of flowers and crackers by Smti Jyothi, Pradhan, Gram Panchayat Sippighat along with PRI members, School Student, Villagers and Panchayat Secretary. The programme on VBSY was conducted in the presence of Shri Rajender Pal, Block Development Officer, Prothrapur/ Day Nodal Officer-VBSY, South Andaman. Shri Wairokpam Punshiba Singh, IAS and Shri Suvigya, IAS, also graced the occasion with their presence and briefed about the welfare schemes of Govt. of India.

Port Blair, Nov. 21: ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair celebrated Vigilance Awareness Campaign - 2023 with the theme “Say no to corruption; commit to the Nation” from 30th October to 20th November, 2023.

Various events were conducted to mark the celebration of Vigilance Awareness Campaign - 2023 by ICAR-CIARI at its Garacharma campus as well as Regional Station, Minicoy and all the three KVKs located at Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The celebration of Vigilance Awareness Campaign - 2023 started with integrity pledge taking ceremony by the employees of ICAR-CIARI on 30-10-2023.

Rangat, Nov. 21: The ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’ (VBSY) Campaign was held today at Uttara and Kadamtala Gram Panchayats under Rangat Tehsil. The VBSY started by welcoming the IEC (Information, Education and Communication) Van followed screening of video and the Viksit Bharat Pledge was taken by the PRIs, general public, school children and official of various line Departments in both the Gram Panchayats.

Port Blair, Nov. 21: The District Child Protection Unit under District Administration, South Andaman organized various program for the children residing at various Child Care Institute of South Andaman during the month of November. The Celebration commenced with the screening of movie for the children on 09th November 2023 in collaboration with Management of Diviyam Theatre, Prothrapur wherein the children enjoyed inspirational movie.