Port Blair, May 16: Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A&N Islands extended heartfelt felicitations to two remarkable women of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, who have brought immense pride to the Islands through their extraordinary achievements.

Smt. K. Chellammal, an organic farmer from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, was recently honoured with the prestigious Padma Shri Award for her exceptional contributions to organic coconut plantation.

Campbell Bay, May 16: In continuation of the firm stance of Zero Tolerance against the Drug Menace, Campbell Bay police has achieved a significant breakthrough in their ongoing efforts to curb narcotics trafficking.

In a meticulously planned jungle search operation in the Babu Line & RPRS area, the Campbell Bay police, led by Sub-Inspector Roshan George, SHO Campbell Bay, uncovered a substantial amount of unclaimed Narcotic Drugs. The dedicated task force, comprising Sub-Inspector Siva Kumar, Head Constable Meiyappan, and Police Constables Bikash Sen, Anup, and Shahir, conducted a thorough search operation aimed at detecting illicit activities in the area.

Port Blair, May 16: Shri Balwan Singh Jaglan, IAS, Chief Electoral Officer, A&N Islands conducted a thorough inspection of the Counting Centre and Strong Room designated for Andaman and Nicobar Islands Parliamentary Constituency. The visit aimed to ensure seamless arrangements for the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha Elections- 2024 held in ANIPC on April 19, 2024.

Mayabunder, May 16: The Chairman, District Health Society (DHS), North & Middle Andaman has taken a significant step towards improving healthcare accessibility by providing Tablets to all CHOs of North and Middle Andaman district to initiate the Tele-consultation services through e-sanjeevani app. The main aim of this initiative is to enhance healthcare access to rural population especially, the senior citizens and pregnant women and children of the district by leveraging technology, in which, Community Health Officers plays a very vital role.

Port Blair, May 16: SBI Youth for India (YFI) program is facilitating rural development by collaborating urban educated youth with communities at the grassroots. SBI YFI works on 12 thematic areas such as Health, Rural Livelihood, Food Security, Environmental Protection, Education, Water, Technology, Women’s Empowerment, Self-Governance, Social Entrepreneurship, Traditional Craft and Alternate Energy to drive impactful interventions with the youth who join them as Fellows. Among the 550+ YFI alumni driving impact with their interventions in the social development sector, Port Blair-based Sunita Das led a project focused on empowering community institutions for sustainable forest management. Assigned to the village of Som in the Jhadol Block by Seva Mandir, Udaipur District, Rajasthan, she addressed the village's needs. She established a Forest Protection Committee and involved youth, women, and villagers in plantation management. Additionally, she oversaw the transformation of four government schools into Green Schools through the planting of 100 fruit saplings each.