Kamorta, Sept. 27: For the first time in Nancowrie group of Island, the District Administration, Nicobars organized an event with the theme “Zilla Prashashan Aapke Dwar” at Kamorta and Katchal Islands on 26th September, 2023. The event was organised in the EOC conference hall of Assistant Commissioner’s office at Kamorta Island at 9.30 AM and in the Community Hall, Japan Tikrey, Katchal at 2.30 PM on the same day. The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Kumari, IAS chaired the event from the district Head Quarter, Car Nicobar through VC.

Port Blair, Sept. 27: A fitness program can be a valuable component of a substance abuse recovery plan. Exercise can have numerous physical and psychological benefits that support recovery by reducing cravings, improving mood, increasing self-esteem, and promoting overall well-being. In this regard, the Department of Social Welfare organized an Awareness Programme under Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan at Jogger’s Park on 24th September, 2023 in which more than 70 people participated. The session was conducted by Shihan M.S. Murugan, International Laughter Yoga Ambassador.

Port Blair, Sept. 27: World Rabies Day will be observed on September 28, 2023, both in the country and globally. This day is dedicated to marking the death anniversary of the renowned French Microbiologist, Sir Louis Pasteur, who developed the first Rabies vaccine. Rabies is a deadly virus that affects mammals, primarily transmitted through infected saliva entering the body via a bite or broken skin. It is responsible for causing viral encephalitis and results in the unfortunate death of up to 70,000 people worldwide each year.

Port Blair, Sept. 27: As part of the commemoration of the first anniversary of the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan, a special event was organized by the State TB Unit, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, at the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences (ANIIMS) in Port Blair on September 22, 2023. For effective engagement of the community in the path towards eliminating TB in India, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is implementing the ‘Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan’ wherein the community is encouraged to adopt TB patients and support them in the form of nutritional support, additional investigations, and vocational support for a minimum period of six months to a maximum of 3 years. Under this programme, the volunteer is called a Nikshay Mitra. Nikshay Mitra can be individuals, NGOs, Co-operative Societies, faith-based organizations, Co-operatives or Political parties. The support provided to the patient under this initiative is in addition to the free diagnostics, free drugs and ‘Ni-kshay Poshan Yojana’ provided by NTEP to all TB patients notified from both the public and private sectors.

Port Blair, Sept. 27: The written examination for one post of Supervisor, Group ‘C’ Level 4 (Rs. 25500-81100) under the establishment of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Khadi & Village Industries Board was conducted on 06/09/2023 and 07/09/2023 at DRBAIT, Pahargaon.