Kolkata, Sept. 21: The 36th National Under-7 Open & Girls Chess Championships–2023 began today morning in Kolkata, West Bengal.

More than 350 players from across India are participating in this prestigious Championship in which four young chess players (one girl & three boys) from Andaman & Nicobar Islands viz. D Charvi of VKV Lambaline, Port Blair, P Joshit of St. Mary’s School, Jayden Immanual Gomez of Carmel school and R Medanth of Saraswati Shishu Mandir are participating with great enthusiasm.

Port Blair, Sept. 21: The Andaman & Nicobar AIDS Control Society (ANACS) in co-ordination with Blood Center, G.B. Pant Hospital, Directorate of Health Services rendered its support to the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Department of Community Medicine, ANIIMS, Port Blair to organize blood donation camp at BJP Bhawn, Port Blair on 20/9/2023. All together 45 units of blood were donated by the donors.

Port Blair, Sept. 21: In order to recognize the outstanding sportspersons having shown excellence at National and International competition/meet, the Government Department and State Level Sports Association recognized by A&N SSC have been requested to submit the list of sportspersons who have won medals/position in the recognized National and International meet held during April, 2022 to March, 2023 in a prescribed performa which can be collected  from the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, A&N Administration during office hours.

Port Blair, Sept. 21: Tourism Department will be celebrating ‘World Tourism Day 2023’ on September 27, 2023 in a befitting manner with the theme ‘Tourism and Green Investment’. As part of this, the Directorate of Tourism has planned various events and activities in collaboration with tourism stakeholders, line Departments and India Tourism from Sept. 22 to 27, 2023. The first in the series of the programme is the beach volleyball tournament which will be held at Corbyn’s Cove Beach at 10 am tomorrow (Sept. 22) and will continue upto Sept. 24. Apart from this, a special adventurous trip i.e. trekking expedition to Mt. Manipur will be held on Sept. 23.

Port Blair, Sept. 21: Due to administrative reasons, the announced scheduled of MV Swaraj Dweep for Kolkata via Mayabunder on 03.10.2023 at 0800 hrs from Port Blair and her return voyage from Kolkata to Port Blair via Mayabunder 10.10.2023 has been revised. Now, the vessel will sail directly to Kolkata instead of via Mayabunder on 01.10.2023 at 1000 hrs from Haddo Wharf and will sail back to Port Blair on 11.10.2023 at 1400 hrs directly from Kolkata. Passengers those who are holding the tickets of MV Swaraj Dweep for Kolkata sailing have been advised to avail sailing as per the revised schedule.