Port Blair, Dec. 6: It is a proud moment for A&N Islands, as for the 1st time, the Para - Athletics team of A&N Islands will be participating in the Khelo India Para Games - 2023 to be held from Dec.10 to 17, 2023 in 7 Sports Disciplines at New Delhi. 

Port Blair, Dec. 6: In a significant development, Police team of PS Ograbraj consisting ASI Ranjit Kumar Baroi, PC/1047 Jayanta Kumar Biswas, PC/1438 R Cepas and PC (D)/3059 Mohammed Sameer working under the direction of SI Devanand Pathak, SHO PS Ograbraj, while at traffic checking at Manpur intercepted one Omni with 2 persons carrying approximately 3.855 Kgs meat of Andaman Water Monitor Lizard (Varanus salvator andamanensis) an endangered species enlisted in Schedule I of Wildlife Protection Act 1972. The meat and the involved vehicles was seized from the spot and the offenders were apprehended.

The Armed Forces Flag Day is an occasion to pay our tributes towards the courage and dedication of our Armed Forces in defending our country. Every year since 1949, 7th December is observed as the Armed Forces Flag Day throughout the country to honour the men in uniform who valiantly fought to safeguard the country's honour. At the same time, it is a day to remember and honour the widows and children whom our valiant soldiers left behind while safeguarding the country. The A & N Islands will also be observing the day as per tradition and commitment.

Port Blair, Dec. 6: The Flag Day is commemorated on Dec.7 every year in India. This year too, it will be celebrated on Dec.7. The day is observed to salute the gallant soldiers, honour the braves, express solidarity and support for welfare of ex-servicemen & their dependents. The Day is intended to honour the valiant and dead, to salute the veterans and brave and to enhance the traditional bonds that exist between citizens of the country and the Armed Forces. On this day, the services rendered by personnel of Army, Navy and Air Force are remembered. Rajya/Zila Sainik Boards observe this day to enlist public co-operation and support for three basic purposes –Rehabilitation of families of battle casualties; Welfare of serving personnel and their families and Re-settlement and welfare of ex-Servicemen and their families in general.

As we approach the solemn commemoration of the Armed Forces Flag Day on December 7th, I am filled with admiration for the unwavering courage and dedication exhibited by our Armed Forces in safeguarding our nation. This annual observance, dating back to 1949, serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by the men and women in uniform to uphold the honour of our country.