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.

Port Blair, May 16: Shri. S. Murali has joined as News Editor and also In-charge of Regional News Unit, Port Blair recently. He replaced Mr. Debayan Bhadury who has been given additional charge of RNU Port Blair. Before assuming the charge of News Editor, Akashvani Port Blair, Mr. Murali has served in many media units including DAVP, DFP, DDK Chennai and CBC Office Vellore.

Port Blair, May 16: A Common Entrance Test is proposed to be conducted for selecting candidates for GP Rating Course at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Port Blair. The entrance test shall be conducted at DBRAIT. Accordingly, the written test will be held from 10 am to 11 am on June 3 while the physical test will be held in two spells i.e. from 9 am to 12.30 pm & 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm on June 7, 2024.

Port Blair, May 16: The INTACH Andaman & Nicobar Chapter with support from Directorate of Social Welfare has started a sculpting and clay modelling workshop for the children of the child-care homes under the Directorate.

The resource person for the workshop is renowned sculptor Shri. Promotho Mazumder, who has been a sculpting artist for the last 25 years and has made the islands proud by being the recipient of the Martand Singh Memorial Award this year.

Port Blair, May 16: The District Administration, South Andaman continues its unwavering commitment to reclaim spaces through determined encroachment drives and many unauthorized structures were evicted in the past few days.

Illegal occupation situated at Prothrapur village has been removed with assistance of revenue field staff and an area of 250 sq. mtrs has been restored to its original position.