Port Blair, Sept. 25: The State-level General Body Meeting of the All India Democratic Women’s Association was held on 24.09.2023 at Shaheed Bhavan, Anarkali, Port Blair.  Inaugurating the Meeting, Smt Sudha Sundararaman, All India Vice President of AIDWA briefly explained the aims, objective and functioning of AIDWA in the country.  She said that ever since the BJP came to power at the Centre, attack on women is increasing.  Referring to the attack on women in Manipur, she said that   women were raped, paraded and brutally killed under the BJP regime.   She said that BJP government has been protecting those who sexually exploit the women and cited the example of Brij Bhushan Singh who exploited wrestlers but no action has been taken against him. AIDWA conducted country-wide agitation against both the Manipur attack and Wrestlers issue. 

Port Blair, Sept. 25: The World Ozone Day, observed every year on September 16, is also known as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The date was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994, commemorating the date in 1987 when nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The need to declare an action to preserve the ozone layer came as a result of the outset of its depletion. This special day aims to draw attention of everyone on this planet towards the usefulness of ozone layer, how it protects us from UV rays and how we need to protect it from damaging chemicals. The theme of World Ozone Day 2023 is “Montreal Protocol: fixing the ozone layer and reducing climate change”. 

Port Blair, Sept. 25:  Chinmaya Mission Port Blair will be organizing week long Shrimad Bhagwat Saptah (Katha) from 29th September to 6th October 2023 at Mission Auditorium. The Katha will be held from 4.30 pm to 8 pm every day. Swami Shuddhananda Saraswati Resident Acharya of Chinmaya Mission Port Blair will be the Katha Vyas (speaker). A kalash Yatra also will be taken out on first day i.e. on 29th September at 4.30 pm from Gandhi Park to the Mission. The Mission has invited all the people to attend the programme.

Port Blair, Sept. 25: Pankh Andaman in collaboration with Chinmaya Mission organised a seminar cum debate on the topic, "Are duties and responsibilities of youth obscured by rights" among various colleges of Port Blair on 23rd September 2023. Colleges including ANCOL, Law college, JNRM, DBRAIT, ITI, DEIT, TGCE were present in the seminar with a total of 120 participants. Dr. Nitin Shakhya director Social Welfare department graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

Port Blair, Sept. 25: In continuation of fight against drugs, acting on a specific intelligence input, Police Team from Narcotics Cell, CID Unit consisting of Inspector S. Kannan, SI Mohd. Rahil Islam, SI Parvash of PS CCS, HC/1176 Sharfudeen, PC/1173 Ratan Das, PC/2772 Nandita Mistry, PC/2871 Vishal Kumar and PC/2836 M. Raja Rao under the supervision of Shri Vinay Mathur, DANIPS, Dy.SP, Narcotoics intercepted one person namely Smti Dipa Roy W/o Shri Bijoy Biswas R/o Kolkata who had arrived at Port Blair from Kolkata on 25/09/2023 by Spice Jet flight. Total 7.220 Kgs of Ganja which was clandestinely concealed in her bag, was seized from her and the said person was arrested on the spot observing all codal formalities.