Kamorta, Sept. 26: The Tribal leaders of Central & South Nicobar led by Shri Rashid Yusoof have appreciated the step taken by the new Harbour Master, Port Management Board to impart FREE of Cost Elementary Marine education to deserving locals in order to make them eligible to operate relevant floating bodies. The new Harbour Master had taken over charge in the first week of this month.

Port Blair, Sept. 26: Together with the rest of the World, the World Tourism Day -2023 will be celebrated in these Islands too with befitting programmes by the Tourism Department tomorrow (Sept. 27). The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Tourism & Green Investments’. The main function of the World Tourism Day will be held from 5.30 pm onwards at Dr. BR Ambedkar auditorium, Mohanpura wherein a colourful cultural programme will be presented. The Secretary, IP&T, Shri Binay Bhushan, IAS, will be the chief guest on the occasion while the Special Secretary (IP&T), Ms Nandini Maharaj will be the guest of honour.

Port Blair, Sept. 26: The last date for fresh admission for all programmes (except Certificate Programmes) without late fee and Re-Registration (with late fee of Rs.200) for July 2023 cycle extends upto 30th September 2023. For online Admission and Re-registration the students are advised to log on to https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in/ and https://onlinerr.ignou.ac.in/. The prospective applicants who are facing difficulty in submitting the admission form through online mode can submit their admission form through offline mode at Regional Centre, Port Blair between 10 am to 4.00 pm.

Port Blair, Sept. 26: The 36th National Under-09 Chess Championships–2023 will be held in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand from 2nd to 8th November 2023. In this connection, Andaman Nicobar Chess Association (ANCA) will conduct A & N State Under-09 Chess Championship cum Selection Trials on 08.10.2023 from 9.00 am onwards at ANCA Chess Centre, Dairy Farm to select players from Andaman & Nicobar Islands for the Championship.

It gives me immense pleasure to learn that along with the rest of the world, the A&N Islands is also celebrating "World Tourism Day" befittingly on 27th September, 2023. It was on this very day in 1980 that the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) came into being.

The theme for this year's celebration, “Tourism and Green Investments”-highlights the need for more and better-targeted investment for people by investing in education and skills, by investing in sustainable infrastructure and accelerating green transformation and prosperity by investing in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. Several activities as per this year's theme are being fervently carried out in the Islands.