Port Blair, Feb 21: Hon’ble President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu, on 21 Feb 2024 witnessed a Joint Services Operational Demonstration at Radhanagar beach on Swaraj Dweep Island on the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The integral combat platforms and forces of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) demonstrated multi-dimensional operational capabilities, including an amphibious landing.

Port Blair, Feb 21: The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Port Blair organized a State Level Declamation Competition on My Bharat Viksit Bharat @2047 in the Auditorium of Maharashtra Mandal, Port Blair. The event witnessed enthusiastic participation from six first winners, representing all District Level NYKS of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The occasion was graced by Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A&N Islands as the chief guest. Addressing the participants, the Member of Parliament emphasized the pivotal role of youth in achieving the target of Vikshit Bharat @2047. He highlighted the crucial contributions youth can make towards community development, education, health and environmental sustainability. Shri Sharma also outlined the visionary goals for youth in 2047.

Port Blair, Feb 21: Three more chess trainers from the A & N Islands have successfully completed the chess training program held in Kolkata, West Bengal, and obtained the chess instructor title.

V Pourshotham, has attained the National Instructor (NI) title while K Tammaiah, DI and M Gurumurthy, DI attained the title of Developmental Instructor.

Port Blair, Feb 21: The CPI (M) has expressed serious concern over the lack of initiative on the part of the central government and Andaman and Nicobar Administration to attract tourists to these islands.   In a  letter  addressed to the Chief Secretary, Andaman & Nicobar Administration, D. Ayyappan, Secretary, CPI (M) A & N State Organising Committee, while referring to the issue of  keeping the toilets  closed in the Passenger Hall at Middle Strait,  said that while other States/UTs on the mainland are providing all the facilities for visiting tourists, even way-side facilities to answer call of nature for the tourists visiting such a distsant place  like Middle Strait from the town are not provided by the Administration.

Port Blair, Feb 21: A moment of pride for the Islands as the 1st All India Pencak Silat Championship 2023-2024 took place from February 18 to 19, 2024. The event featured categories for Singa/Macan/Preteen/Subjunior/Junior (Boys & Girls) & Senior (Men & Women) at the District Sports Complex, Shri Govind Singh Jii Stadium in Nanded, Maharashtra. The Islands’ Pencak Silat team, comprising 10 players, achieved remarkable success with a total of 10 medals, including 2 Gold, 1 Silver, and 7 Bronze.