Port Blair, May 21: The Directorate of Social Welfare conducted an impactful awareness program at Gandhi Park aimed at educating the general public and children about the vital services provided by Child Helpline 1098. Dr. Nitin Shakya, Director (Social Welfare), emphasized the critical need for timely and adequate assistance for children. He highlighted the role of society in being vigilant and responsive to the needs of its youngest members. He also stated that "The Child Helpline 1098 is a significant step towards creating a safer environment for every child. Empowered and educated community members are fundamental in bringing about this change".

Port Blair, May 21: The District Administration, South Andaman has carried out significant operation and continues its unwavering commitment to reclaim public spaces through determined encroachment drives and reaffirming its commitment to preserve community spaces and ensuring lawful use of public property.

The Revenue officials of Little Andaman Tehsil during the anti-encroachment drive evicted fresh encroachment at Hutbay village and an area 200 sq mtr has been restored to government khata.

I am happy to know that the Department of Environment & Forests, Andaman and Nicobar Islands will be observing the "International Day for Biological Diversity" on 22nd May, 2024 in these Islands along with rest of the country, and world on the theme "Be part of the Plan".

Port Blair, May 21: The Andaman Nicobar Territorial Congress Committee (ANTCC) today observed the Martyrdom Anniversary of Former Prime Minister of India Late Rajiv Gandhi at the Congress Office, Port Blair.

The observance commenced with ANTCC President, Shri Rangalal Halder garlanding the portrait of Rajiv Gandhi, which was followed by floral tributes from the Chairman Campaign Committee Shri. TSG Bhasker, Congress Seva Dal, Mahila Congress Coordinator's and Leaders, Youth Congress, Zilla Parishad Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad Members, PBMC Councillor and party members present at the solemn occasion.

Mayabunder, May 21: The District Administration, under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner, N&M Andaman District, Shri Dilkhush Meena, IAS, continues its relentless efforts in the ongoing encroachment eviction drive. Revenue officials are actively engaged in removing illegal encroachments from public and Government lands across the district.