Car Nicobar, Nov. 30: The IEC (Information, Education and Communication) Van reached Mus Village today as part of ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’. The Van was welcomed at Mus Village by the Village Captains and all local Tribal people in their traditional way. Shri Philip Harold, Captain of Mus village, Car Nicobar was the chief guest of the programme. Smt. Jenifer Lionel, lady representative of Mus village welcomed the gathering.

Mayabunder, Nov. 30: The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) was held today at Gram Panchayat Basantipur and Pahalgaon in N&M Andaman District. A grassroot movement, VBSY is aimed at achieving 100% saturation of flagship programmes of GoI and to ensure that the benefits on its schemes reach all citizens for sustainable development. Embarking on the transformative journey of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, IEC Van was welcomed and a video was screened on the occasion. The locals enthusiastically watched the recorded message of the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India regarding the campaign. During the event at GP Basatipur, the PRIs, general public, school children and Officials took the Viksit Bharat Sankalp pledge administered by Shri Ankit Yadav, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, N&M Andaman. The VBSY at GP Basantipur witnessed live screening of launch of Drone Didi and 10,000th PM-Jan Aushadi Kendra by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and the interaction of the Hon’ble Prime Minister with beneficiaries of various schemes.

Port Blair, Nov. 30: Heavy rain (7-11 cm) is likely to occur at one or two places over A&N Islands on Dec. 1. Meanwhile, due to formation of well Marked Low Pressure Area over Southeast Bay of Bengal & adjoining south Andaman Sea and its likely intensification into a Depression over southeast Bay of Bengal, squally weather with wind speed exceeding 45 kmph is likely to prevail over Andaman Sea and neighbourhood. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea till Dec.1.

Port Blair, Nov. 30: The Hon’ble Prime Minster of India, Shri Narendra Modi came live to address the participants of Viksit Bharta Sankalp Yatra and encouraged them to avail the benefits of various schemes of GoI reaching to the respective Gram Panchayats/Villages through the Viksit Bharta Sankalp Yatra campaign. He assured that the Govt of India will try to reach out all the untouched poor families and provide them maximum benefits through various schemes so that the dream of Viksit Bharat may be achieved. He also interacted with the beneficiaries of selected areas and virtually launched two schemes namely ‘Namo Drone Didi Yojana’ and ‘PM Jan Aushadi Kendra’. The programme was witnessed by the general public and officials of all the Blocks.

Port Blair, Nov. 29: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh to allot a plot, preferably around one acre in Vizag city. This land allocation would facilitate the construction of an Andaman Guest House by the Andaman & Nicobar Administration.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh the Member of Parliament said that a substantial number of the general public from Andhra Pradesh reside in Andaman & Nicobar Islands for the past several decades, who have played a vital role in building the peaceful society of present day Andaman & Nicobar Islands.