Port Blair, Sept. 18: The two-day visit of Hon'ble Raksha Rajya Mantri (RRM), Shri Ajay Bhatt, to the enchanting Andaman & Nicobar Islands from 17 Sep to 18 Sep 23 was marked by meticulously planned activities and meaningful interactions. The visit began with paying homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Sankalp Smarak at INS Utkrosh, followed by a courtesy meeting with Hon'ble Lt Governor Admiral DK Joshi, PVSM. AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd) at Raj Niwas. This was followed by the grand inauguration of the PM Vishwakarma Yojna at the BR Ambedkar Auditorium, coinciding with Vishwakarma Jayanti. PM Vishwakarma is a newly announced scheme for artisans and traditional crafts people, which was mentioned by Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech to the Nation.

Port Blair, Sept. 18: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Chief Secretary, Andaman & Nicobar Administration to expedite the process of releasing pending salaries to the Samgra Siksha contractual staff in the Education Department.

As such issues of payment delays for contractual teachers/ staffs and lecturers are seen often, he has also requested the Chief Secretary to keep a reserve fund available so that in case of delay due to administrative procedures, these teachers/ staffs and lecturers can be paid at the month end from the reserve funds.

Port Blair, Sept. 18: On 16th Sep 23, the Indian Coast Guard conducted Coastal Cleanup drive at 09 beaches across A&N Islands including major cleanup drives at Radhanagar Beach, Swaraj Dweep and Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Port Blair. The PCCF (A&N) Dr. TS Kumar, IFS graced the occasion as chief guest at Corbyn’s Cove Beach and Inspector General Bhisham Sharma, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (A&N) was the chief guest at Radhanagar Beach.

Kishorinagar, Sept. 18: A complaint was received at OP Kishorinagar regarding missing of a lady, D/o Late Bilas Minj, 23 yrs., R/o Srinagar from her local guardian on 13th Sept. 2023 at around 1100 hrs. The missing girl had reportedly left the house informing that she is going to PHC Kishorinagar to get some medicine for her back pain. Surprisingly she did not return home.

Port Blair, Sept. 18: On the auspicious occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new scheme named ‘PM Vishwakarma Scheme’ on 17th September 2023 at around 11 AM at India International Convention and Expo Centre, Dwarka, New Delhi.