Port Blair, Sept. 19: The Department of Art & Culture, A & N Administration will be engaging Cultural Organizations, preferably in folk or classical dance forms for presentation of Cultural programmes in the forthcoming celebration of World Tourism Day on 27 th September, 2023. In order to finalize the programme, the Department of Art & Culture has invited applications from local Cultural organizations. In case of more entries, an audition will be held. Interested Cultural Associations in folk and classical may send in their applications by 23rd September, 2023 in email id: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information may be obtained from phone no. 03192-231399.

It is informed to the general public that a minor boy namely Mayank Lall Gupt, 16Yrs S/o Shri Jagdish Lall R/o South Point, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is missing since 13/09/2023 from Aberdeen Bazaar, Port Blair. In this regard, an FIR has been registered at PS Aberdeen. The details of the missing minor boy are given below:

Name & Address of Missing Person: Mayank Lall Gupt

Port Blair, Sept. 19: All concerned candidates who have applied for allotment of various Professional/Technical/Non-Technical courses reserved at mainland institutions for the academic session 2023-24 have been informed that the counselling for the courses viz. BHMS - 4 seats, BAMS- 4 seats and Paramedical courses (DMLT -2, DRRT -1, DOA -1, DMC-1 & D.Pharm –1) -6 seats will be held on Sept.26, 2023 at 10 am in the Auditorium of Tagore Govt. College of Education.

POSHAN Abhiyan launched by Hon'ble Prime Minister in the year 2018 aims to achieve improvement in the status of nutrition of both children and women. Involvement of people in bringing behavioural change and inculcating the habit of a balanced diet through Jan Andolan and Community Mobilization are the two most important pillars to achieve this goal. Poshan Maah aspires to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, low-birth weight and anemia. Every year, the month of September is celebrated as POSHAN Maah in the Islands along with rest of the nation.

Mayabunder, Sept. 19: The Ayushman Bhavah campaign’s core objective is to enhance healthcare accessibility and awareness, aligning with the vision of 'Antyodaya,' ensuring health services saturation in every village. To build momentum to enhance awareness about various health care schemes and to saturate critical health care schemes and services in every village, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has planned for ‘Ayushman Bhav’ campaign to ensure last mile delivery of health care services across the country in mission mode approach from Sept.17 to Oct. 2, 2023.