Lt. Governor Congratulates Isles Citizens and PRIs for Achieving this Feat

Port Blair, Oct. 3: It was a proud moment for the entire Andaman and Nicobar Islands when the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt. of India in a national function held on the occasion of Swachh Bharat Diwas commemorating the birth anniversary of Father of the Nation - Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October, 2022 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi declared the UT of A&N Islands as the first ranked UT under Swachh Survekshan Grameen in the Smaller States/UTs category.  The award was conferred by Hon'ble President of India, Smti. Draupadi Murmu yesterday. Shri Keshav Chandra, IAS, Chief Secretary, A&N Administration along with Shri Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, Secretary (RD/Panchayat) received the award. The Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat along with Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj , Shri Giriraj Singh, Minister of State for Jal Shakti & Tribal Affairs, Shri Bishweswar Tudu and Minister of State for Jal Shakti & Food Processing Industries, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Ms. Vini Mahajan, IAS, Secretary, Drinking Water and Sanitation were also present .

Port Blair, Oct. 3: The Member of Parliament, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has taken up several grievances of the Mazdoor of the Department of Environment and Forest, A&N Administration with the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Andaman & Nicobar Administration for an early settlement.

The issues are as follows:

Port Blair, Oct. 3: On 1st Oct. 2022, Ms Vedita Reddy, IAS, Secretary (Education) along with Director (Education) and engineers of APWD visited GSS School Bambooflat. Ms V. K. Mariyam Bibi, ZPM, Bambooflat, Smti Dhana Rekha, ZPM Shorepoint, Shri Bablu, Pradhan Bambooflat- 1, Smti Rasheeda Pradhan Hopetown, Smti Naseema Bibi, Pradhan Bambooflat- 2, Shri Bala, Pradhan Shorepoint, Shri Y. Raj Kumar PSM B-2 and Shri B. Laxmi Narayan, PSM Hopetown also accompanied the officials. They apprised her about various issues faced in the daily functioning of schools.

Port Blair, Oct. 3: The A&N Islands cycling team has won 6 medals in the ongoing 36th National Games-2022 at Gujarat/New Delhi. In the cycling events, the Ace cyclist, Shri David Bekham has won 3 medals i.e 2 silver medals and one bronze medal while star cyclist Esow Alben has won 1 bronze medal. Another, upcoming cyclist, Ms. N. Nikita has won 1 bronze medal in 200mtrs. In the team sprint event, the cycling team comprising of Paul Collingwood, David Beckham and Srijan Sengupta showing their excellent performance have won 1 silver medal.

Port Blair, Oct. 3: The Centre of Indian Trade Unions, Andaman & Nicobar State has organized a Seminar on “Workers’ Struggles in A & N Islands” today (3.10.2022) at Port Blair on the occasion of International Action Day being observed world over at the call of World Federation of Trade Unions. The day is observed internationally by the trade unions to remind the working class to strengthen and to escalate the struggles of workers on their demands.