Port Blair, Sept. 26: The Committee on Subordinate Legislation of Lok Sabha headed by its Chairman, Shri Balashowry Vallabhaneni arrived here on a four-day visit to A&N Islands. The other members of Committee who arrived today include Shri N K Premachandran, Shri Chandeshwar Prasad, Shri Suresh Kumar Pujari and Dr. Amar Singh. Soon after arrival, the Committee proceed to Swaraj Dweep and held an informal discussion with the representatives of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry on rules/regulations governing the organization at Hotel Taj Exotica. The other members of the Committee who are scheduled to arrive on Sept. 28 include Shri Su. Thirunavukkarasar, Shri Pinaki Misra, Shri Nama Nageswara Rao and Shri B Manickam Tagore.

Diglipur, Sept. 26: As part of Rashrtiya POSHAN Maah-2023, a POSHAN Panchayat was organized in coordination with Gram Panchayat, Sitanagar and Community Health Center, Diglipur by ICDS Project (Rural), Diglipur at Community Hall, Gram Panchayat, Sitanagar. During the event, for maximum coverage of services under Ayushman Bhavah, a campaign to ensure saturation coverage of heath schemes, a Health Mela was organized by Community Health Center, Diglipur wherein general health assessment of villagers were done by the Medical Officers, Health ID card (ABHA) under Ayushmaan Bharat Digital Mission was issued and a dental health assessment camp was also arranged.

Port Blair, Sept. 26: An awareness programme to sensitize the general public and youth regarding the various provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act 2012 was conducted at Yatri Niwas, Haddo, Ward No. 1 by ICDS, Urban Project in coordination with District Child Protection Unit, PRI, Health Department, Education Department & Police Department.  Awareness on different topics like child abuse, girl child safety, preventive measures, role of parents and care givers in bringing up to the children, service provided by the Govt. Department, rehabilitation, legal matters etc. were discussed with the public.

Katchal, Sept. 26: An awareness programme on Women Safety and POCSO was organised on Sept.23, 2023 by the Police Personal, Police Station Katchal in the auditorium of GSSS Kapanga, to create awareness among students and teachers. During the programme, Sub Inspector, Shri Subramani, Station House Officer and team briefed about various sections dealing with sexual harassment, punishment and also highlighted about Nirbhaya Scheme, good and bad touch, juvenile law, care and protection. He urged students to raise complaints on such crimes.

Port Blair, Sept. 26: All concerned found eligible for recruitment against the vacant post of Mazdoor in Industrial Establishment of Wildlife Division, Haddo, Department of Environment & Forests, A & N Administration for which vacancy Notice was published vide Notification No. WL/LS/48-A/3869 in the Daily Telegram dated 04.04.2017 have been informed that the Physical Endurance Test (PET) is being conducted from 15th September, 2023 to 04th October, 2023.