Hearty congratulations and best wishes to all the mothers, sisters and daughters of the Islands on International Women's Day. The dream of building a united and strong India lies in the empowerment of women.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, I extend my greetings to all women folk of these Islands. It is a day to celebrate the spirit of women, who have played significant roles in shaping their families, communities, society and countries.

Smti. Ratna Kannan,

Ex-Chairperson, A&N State Social Welfare Board

Port Blair, March 7: The Directorate of Shipping Service in consultation with the District Administration has scheduled the sailing programme of the vessel MV Bharat Seema for Diglipur via Mayanunder on 8th March 2022 at 1700 hrs from Haddo Wharf and will sail back to Port Blair on 9th March 2022 at 1400 hrs from Diglipur via Mayabunder. During her return voyage the vessel will carry only Polling Officials/ Police Personnel from Diglipur & Mayabunder to Port Blair.

Port Blair, March 7: The All India Chess Federation (AICF) under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India will be organizing the 34th National Under-12 (Boys & Girls) Chess Championship-2022 from 9th April to 14th April 2022 at Mandya, Karnataka .

Port Blair, March 7: The last date for fresh Admission and Re-Registration for the next year / semester in Indira Gandhi National Open University's for January 2022 has been extended up to 15th March, 2022 without any late fees. Fresh admission seeking candidates can log on - https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in  to complete their admissions process.