Port Blair, Sept. 27: The Andaman Association of Tour Operators (AATO) marked World Tourism Day with a series of impactful events aimed at promoting responsible tourism and environmental conservation.

The day commenced with a spirited beach cleaning drive at Pongy Balu Beach, underscoring AATO's commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the Andaman Islands. Volunteers, including members of AATO and Gram Panchayat Guptapara joined hands to remove plastic waste and debris, reaffirming their dedication to sustainable tourism. The drive was attended by Shri. Prakash Adhikari, Zila Parishad member and Shri. Durlav Das, Pradhan of Guptapara Panchayat.

Port Blair, Sept. 27: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma today called on the Chief Secretary of Andaman & Nicobar Administration and highlighted the issue regarding the recent closure of Yeretta Jetty in the Middle Andaman region due to safety concerns.

Expressing deep concern, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma emphasized the critical role played by Yeretta Jetty as a lifeline for the transportation needs of Long Island residents. The jetty facilitates the movement of the general public, cargo transportation, and the operation of small dinghies and fiber boats, all of which are essential for the local economy.

Port Blair, Sept. 27: The last date for submission of online application forms for admission to Two Years B.Ed. Degree Programme for the academic session 2023-24 in Tagore Government College of Education, Port Blair has been extended up to 3rd October 2023 due to non-receipt of results of certain subjects from Pondicherry University. Desirous candidates can now submit their online application up to 3rd October 2023 via URL http://collegeadmission.andaman.gov.in.

On the occasion of World Maritime Day, I extend my heartfelt greetings and profound appreciation to all esteemed Seafarers and Maritime Professionals of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Your commitment and expertise are the lifeblood of our islands, and today, we celebrate your invaluable contributions.

The maritime profession holds an extraordinary significance for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Nestled in the heart of the Bay of Bengal, our islands heavily rely on maritime activities for our survival and growth. From the safe navigation of ships through our intricate waters to the sustainable management of our marine resources, your roles are pivotal.

Port Blair, Sept. 27: The Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation, the social wing of the Sant Nirankari Mission organized a Blood Donation Camp at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan, Junglighat, Port Blair on 24th September, 2023. The camp was formally inaugurated by Dr. Rekha, MD (Ayurveda), Specialist Panchakarma at Ayush Hospital, Port Blair. In her speech Dr. Rekha emphasized the importance of blood those in need. Further, she added that in the Materialistic world, many things can be bought but blood cannot. Blood can only be donated by healthy & willing individuals.