Thursday, April 18, 2019

Parents play a pivotal role in child's drug use; know your responsibility

TMI Bureau
Port Blair, Apr 17: Youth are the future of our nation, but in our islands due to use of 'Ganja/ Marijuana/ Cannabis' in the early age of adolescence before their youthfulness destructs the future of islands as well as nation. It is come to notice that, in many schools in the A&N Islands, shockingly as per sources, from the middle schools level the students started using such illegal drugs in schools.
But the main point is that, how can the middle school students can afford or manage to buy such illegal products? Some citizen claims that, "it may be the tactics of business to spread the business among adolescents or youths by paying least initially as start-up addiction".
However, a lot of people seem to think marijuana is different from other drugs. Unfortunately, it's not the case: Just like with other drugs (including alcohol and nicotine), one can get addicted to marijuana-especially if use it during your teen years.
Effects of Marijuana
Many teenagers believe that marijuana is safer than alcohol or other drugs. When talking about marijuana with your child, it is helpful to know the myths and the facts. For example, teenagers may say, "it is harmless because it is natural," "it is not addictive," or "it does not affect my thinking or my grades."
However, research shows that marijuana can cause serious problems with learning, feelings, and health.
Short-term use of marijuana can lead to: School difficulties, Problems with memory and concentration, Increased aggression, Car accidents, Use of other drugs or alcohol, Risky sexual behaviours, Worsening of underlying mental health conditions including mood changes and suicidal thinking, Increased risk of psychosis and Interference with prescribed medication.
Regular use of marijuana can lead to significant problems including Cannabis Use Disorder. Signs that your child has developed Cannabis Use Disorder include using marijuana more often than intended, having cravings, or when using interferes with other activities. If someone with Cannabis Use Disorder stops using suddenly, they may suffer from withdrawal symptoms that, while not dangerous, can cause irritability, anxiety, and changes in mood, sleep, and appetite.
Long-term use of marijuana can lead to: The same breathing problems as smoking cigarettes (coughing, wheezing, trouble with physical activity, and lung cancer), Decreased motivation or interest which can lead to decline in academic or occupational performance, Lower intelligence, and Mental health problems, such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, anger, irritability, moodiness, and risk of suicide.
Conclusion
Marijuana use in teens can lead to long-term consequences. Teens rarely think they will end up with problems related to marijuana use, so it is important to begin talking about the risks with your child early and continue this discussion over time. Talking with your child about marijuana can help delay the age of first use and help protect their brain. If your child is already using marijuana, try asking questions in an open and curious way as your teen will talk more freely if not feeling judged. If you have concerns about your child's drug use, talk with your child's pediatrician or a qualified mental health professional. (Inputs from: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry).

Scrutiny of Form 17C, 17A & 14A

Port Blair, Apr 17: The Scrutiny of Form 17C (Accounts of Votes), 17A (Register of Voters), 14A (Blind and Infirm Voters) and Presiding Officer's Diary was taken up on Apr 15, 2019 at JNRM Auditorium in the presence of Candidates/ Election Agents by Shri. Udit Prakash Rai, IAS, Returning Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Parliamentary Constituency in the presence of Shri. Partha Sarthi Sen Sharma, IAS, General Observer, Elections-2019.
As per the guidelines of Election Commission of India scrutiny of Presiding officers diaries, verification of register of voters in Form 17A and other related documents which include but not restricted to Micro Observers reports, Form 14A,  video-graphy recordings, visitor sheets, reports of  zonal magistrate's or sector officer's, reports of Presiding Officer, still photography etc., shall be done by Observers and Returning officers in the presence of contesting candidates or their election agents for any of the following categories of the polling stations:-
i.              In all polling stations where any complaint of poll rigging. Malpractices etc., was received by Observer, DEO or RO during the poll process.
ii.             In all polling stations, where any significant event (EVM related or otherwise) was reported to the Observer, DEO or RO during poll process.
iii.            In polling stations, where poll took place in the absence of any polling agent or in the presence of the agent of only one candidate.
iv.           In polling stations, where the number of electors who cast their votes using documents other than EPIC issued by the Commission (i.e., alternative documents) exceeded 25% of the total votes cast in that polling station.
v.            In polling stations, where more than 10% of such electors who had been identified as ASD turned up to and voted.
vi.           In polling stations, where there are at least 5 (five) tendered votes/challenged, reported.
                The entire process of the scrutiny was video-graphed and it was found that no discrepancies has been found for the Parliamentary Constituency of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a communication from the Returning Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Parliamentary Constituency said here.

Prof KK Agarwal called on Admiral D K Joshi


Prof K K Agarwal, Chairman, National Board of Accreditation & Chairman Board of Governors, DBRAIT 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 at Raj Niwas on Apr 16, 2019. Measures for giving impetus to higher education in the Islands and issues related degree & diploma courses were discussed.

Chief of Army Staff called on Lt. Governor



General Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC Chief of Army Staff who is currently on a visit to the 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 15.04.2019 at Raj Niwas. IDA steered transformational infrastructure projects, A&N Command force accretion perspective plans, maintenance and infrastructure augmentation of Defence forces were discussed.

LG pays floral tributes to Dr. BR Ambedkar



On the occasion of 128th Birth Anniversary of Baba Saheb Dr. B R Ambedkar on April 14, Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) Hon'ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands & Vice-Chairman Islands Development Agency paid floral tributes in the presence of Shri Vikram Dev Dutt, Pr. Secretary, Shri Tarun Kumar, PCCF, Ms. Shalini Singh, IG Police and other senior officers of Andaman & Nicobar Administration.

Peaceful polling held in A&N Islands; people awaits for declaration day




Port Blair, April 17: "The allocation of votes per booth is not properly distributed in the municipal area", says some citizens of the Port Blair, due to which the percentage in the Port Blari area was effected. However, Polling was held in the Islands for the lone Lok Sabha seat from the A&N Islands Parliamentary Constituency was held on Apr 11, 2019. The overall poll percentage of A&N Islands Parliamentary Constituency stood at 64.85%. Polling was conducted in a peaceful and smooth manner throughout the Islands and there was no untoward incident reported from any part of the Islands. Brisk polling was noticed during morning and evening hours and the polling booths witnessed a good turn-out everywhere. Meanwhile, the polled EVMs are being collected at the collection centre at JNRM strong room. And the results will be declared on Mary 23, 2019.


Total Voters
Vote Polled

Tehsil
Male
Female
Trans
Total
Male
Female
Trans
EDC
Total
%
North & Middle Andaman
Diglipur
17905
16085
0
33990
13181
11863
443
25487
74.98
Mayabunder
10203
9625
0
19828
7165
6557
318
14165
71.44
Rangat
15270
14567
0
29837
9776
9436
396
19655
65.87
Total
43378
40277
0
83655
30122
27856
1157
59135
70.69
South Andaman
Port Blair
78572
65147
5
143724
45074
38658
83732
58.26
Ferrargunj
24598
23493
3
48094
17458
16539
1
33998
70.69
Little Andaman
7846
7212
1
15059
5219
4763
9982
66.29
Total
111016
95852
9
206877
67751
59960
1
127712
61.73
Nicobar District
Nicobar
6857
6528
0
13385
5014
4894
9908
74.02
Nancowry
4030
3616
0
7646
2911
2720
5631
73.65
Campbellbay
3420
2895
0
6315
1987
1784
3771
59.71
Total
14307
13039
0
27346
9912
9398
19310
70.61
ANIPC
168701
149168
9
317878
107785
97214
1
1157
206157
64.85