Saturday, February 2, 2019

INSV Tarini Officer interacts with children

Port Blair, Jan 30: Lt Cdr Pathrapalli Swati, Nausena Medal (Gallantry) recently interacted with various students including about 100 NCC cadets of Army, Navy and Air Force at Dweepika Auditorium, Haddo. During her talk, the officer narrated interesting incidents about how they overcame difficulties that they faced during this epic voyage. The 'Motivational Talk' was organized by Navy Children School (NCS), Port Blair.
                Later the officer also addressed the students of NCS Port Blair and interacted with all its teachers. The motivational talk and interaction gave a boost to all the children, especially girl students, as it showcased spirit of adventure and women empowerment.
Lt Cdr Pathrapalli Swati, Nausena Medal (Gallantry), a member of India's first all women crew that circumnavigated the globe as part of 'Navika Sagar Parikrama' aboard Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini, was in Port Blair on 28th and 29th January 2019, a communication from PIB Port Blair said here.

Aids and assistive devices gifted to Divyangjans

Dr. Thaawarchand Gehlot, Hon'ble Minister, Social Justice & Empowerment gifted aids and assistive devices to Divyangjans of the Islands in presence of Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) Hon'ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency on Jan 29, 2019. This will be a fillip to their self-assurance, enabling them to overcome activity limitations and participate actively not only as beneficiaries but also as stakeholders in development of New India.

Lt. Governor felicitates 41 Isles sportspersons with cash awards

 Port Blair, Jan 30: The Lt. Governor, A & N Islands, Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM, (Retd.) has felicitated sportspersons, who have brought laurels to the Islands and the nation as well. At a felicitation ceremony held at Raj Niwas on Jan 25, 2019, the Lt. Governor gave away cash awards to as many as 41 sportspersons of the Islands. The Member of Parliament, Shri Bishnu Pada Ray, DGP, Shri Dependra Pathak, Principal Secretary, Shri Vikram Dev Dutt, Chairperson, PBMC, Smt. Anusia Devi, Adhyaksh, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman, Shri Sanjib Kumar Mandal, and other senior officers of the Administration were also present on the occasion.
Congratulating the sportspersons for bringing laurels to the Islands and the country as well, the Lt. Governor reiterated the commitment of the Administration in encouraging sports in the archipelago. He said that efforts are being made to provide sports infrastructures in the Islands. Besides, training and coaching are also being made available with the objective to promote sports, the Lt. Governor said. The Government under the leadership of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi is focusing on promotion of sports in the country, so that our sportspersons can achieve success in sports arena, he mentioned.
The Lt. Governor, while acknowledging the achievements of the Islands sportspersons said that the Administration will continue to encourage sport talents of the Islands by way of felicitating them as also providing them assistance. All necessary steps will be initiated towards improvement of sports in the Islands, he remarked.
In his welcome address, the Secretary Education, Shri D Manikandan informed that the Administration is encouraging sports in the Islands by honouring sportspersons every year, who have achieved success at national and international sports competition. This year, altogether 41 sportspersons of the Islands are honoured for bringing laurels to the Islands and the nation as well, he said.
The function concluded with the vote of thanks, proposed by Shri Kamlesh Kumar, Director of Education.

Clock Tower News 31/01/2019

House guts in fire accident at Bindraban
Port Blair, Jan 30: On Jan 27th afternoon, a fire was at a semi-RCC house belong to Smt. Vidyawati Devi, W/o Gore Lall, R/o Brindraban under Ferrargunj Tehsil, in the fire accident the house was completely gutted, sources said.
The fire was informed around 1.35 pm, in few minutes the Fire Tenders reached the spot and by 2:51 pm the fire was brought under total control. It is learnt that Short circuit was the reason for this fire accident. Sources further said, the incident could have turn in to a huge shape, but prompt response by Fire Services team was brought under control before it spread further.

Our worthy fire service averts another accident
Port Blair, Jan 30: A Fire was reported from the garbage dump area of vegetable market at Bhatu Basthi this evening. As per sources some people tried to burn the garbage, but it went out of control alarming threat to nearby market and houses, in view of the situation it was informed to the fire brigade by the people. Two fire tenders barely reached the spot and controlled the fire immediately. No casualties reported.

Supply of LPG cylinders from Brookshabad curtails
Port Blair, Jan 30: The Consumer Cooperative Stores Ltd. has decided to minimize issue of cylinders from LPG Godown at Brookshabad. Accordingly, issue of cylinders from the LPG Godown at Brookshabad will be carried out in the forenoon i.e from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon only and there will be no supply of LPG refills in the afternoon hours with effect from February 01, 2019.

Body found after missing in sea
Great Nicobar, Jan 29: The body of Mr. Manoj Kumar, a 22 year old youth of Rajiv Nagar, Great Nicobar, was found on Jan 29 from Laxman beach at Great Nicobar. Who had gone missing since Jan 27.
As per sources, he had gone for fishing on Jan 27, with four other folks of his area, but while returning back, he and one other kid jumped into sea to cross an inundated area of the Laxman Beach. Where, due to high waves both pulled into deep sea. Other kids were shouted for help then some people from nearby area came for rescue and one saved, but by that time Mr. Manoj Kumar had gone missing.

Congress committed to Guaranteed Minimum Income for poor; State Congress supports the move

Port Blair, Jan 30: The Congress President, Mr. Rahul Gandhi on 29th Jan 2019, has announced a guaranteed minimum income for the poor across the country, much like the system of social security in other country like the US. In a press conference held at Gandhi Bhawan here on Jan 29 evening, the Chief Spokesperson, PCC, Mr. K Ganeshan said that the Congress party has decided to implement the historic decision if voted to power in 2019. Mr. Gandhi has said that the Congress-led government is going to give minimum income guarantee. This means, each poor person in India will have minimum income. This means there will be no hungry, poor people in India. The idea of a universal basic income for the poor will be implemented because we cannot build a new India while millions of our brothers & sisters suffer the scourge of poverty. If voted to power in 2019, the Congress is committed to a Minimum Income Guarantee for every poor person, to help eradicate poverty & hunger. This is the vision & promise of the Congress chief.
Mr. Ganeshan & Mr. Tamil Selvam also remained the false promise made by the BJP during the 2014 Lok Sabha election wherein the Mr. Modi said if voted to power, the BJP Govt. will provide 2 crore jobs annually. However, as per available date only 1.5 lakhs jobs has been provided in the last four years. He also referred to the growing unemployment in the islands. Since the UT administration is unable to provide jobs to the education, the situation in the islands is growing tense and more and more educated unemployed youth are rendered jobless.
The party has done good show in Gujarat and the recent victory in the assembly elections in the heartland states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The first thing, the Congress party has done in the States in which it has done very good, signoff on loan waivers. With Smt Priyanka Gandhi Vadra entering into active politics from eastern Uttar Pradesh, the Congress workers are now jubilant and will go in the 2019 election with the objective to win.

MP led PST candidates called on LG

PST candidates representing all segments led by Shri Bishnu Pada Ray, Hon'ble MP, A&N Islands called on Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) Hon'ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency on Jan 25, 2019 at Raj Niwas. They were assured that recruitment will be concluded in a completely fair and transparent manner as per prescribed RRs, extant Rules, Regulations and policy decisions.