Friday, December 18, 2020

Citizens’ Corner: 17/12/2020

* The unemployed youths in the islands are at risk after privatizing some departments in the A&N Islands. As the companies of mainland are used to come into the islands alongwith the manpower setup. These days, various departments are filling up the vacant posts on contract basis only for a particular time, but in long run have no scope or future in these islands left.

* Don't know, whether the feasibility of e-buses in the A&N Islands are checked or have any plans to setup charging points at various places wherever necessary. Hope, everything done or doing by the mighty minds in the Administration is with complete knowledge, and should be responsible for any outcome in future as whether it is Good or Bad.

* The vehicle owners of series, that's registration number series is A, B, C are under cloud these days. Especially that some, who maintained well and put the vehicle in good running condition. As of now, there are few vehicle left and running on roads, rest are left to rust. The Administration must allow some vehicle after checking the vehicle condition and pollution tests for those who maintained well, if administration is suppose think about any suspension.

* I was a believer of DT blindly, my eyes are opened when I went to  buy vegetables from the market after reading the newspaper. I was felt happy after reading a list of vegetable market price in the DT official mouth piece Administration. But, the vegetable vendors opened my eyes with price of vegetables in the market in reality. Vendors says, the DT don't know the price of vegetables neither they asks us. But, the price is this, buy if you want or get lost. Finally, the citizens are be fooled by the price list in DT.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Citizen’s Corner 10/12/2020

* The vehicle owners of series, that's registration number series is A, B, C are under cloud these days. Especially that some, who maintained well and put the vehicle in good running condition. As of now, there are few vehicles left and running on roads, rest are left to rust. The Administration must allow some vehicle after checking the vehicle condition and pollution tests for those who maintained well, if administration is suppose think about any suspension.

* Dogs menace on streets continues in city and suburbs. During the lockdown, many so called kind hearted members of the society has proved meals to these street dogs. Consequently, now citizens are facing a healthy threat from street dogs and many bitten by them recently. But, the concerned authority this time needs to act apart from the kind heart and catch them.

* It can be observed that many vehicles are park at the side of no parking and making a menace for road users. Especially, the four wheelers by pretending just to pick and drop remain parked for several minutes at Junglighat. The cops must keep an eye on road to keep high their revenue.  

* Police is showing its activeness in detaining distributors of various illicit substances, but yet not succeed to reach or nail the Kingpins of the illicit market. Is that no any apprehended peddler opened their mouth to let know the Police about the chain of market and their bosses?

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Citizen’s Corner 03/12/2020

* The outcome of quality-less road construction can be seen at several places in city. Even using modern technologies by the concern contractors saving their time, but the quality remain a matter of compromise and citizens can witness a potholed roads in and around city and suburb areas. Will this acts be continued as a seasonal expenditure forever?

* These online classes have made the children dumb, but no option left amid this pandemic. In the name of digital education, every child is using smart phones these days, and some parents are irritated by the digital classes, who used to dip into the mobile screens for long time for sake of education.

* When would the Islanders get free from the three unending problems in A&N Islands? Drinking water is still an active or forthcoming problem even after assurances by the Authority; Power is also remain there some times, despite of fixing the Solar Power Plants at several places in Islands; and the bigger one is Unemployment, many departments are turning commercial, that too hiring by mainland companies leaving least opportunities for the local youths for employment. Limitedly, local youths are forced to serve in contract basis for time being, rest are on God's grace.

* Police is showing its activeness in detaining distributors of various illicit substances, but yet not succeed to reach or nail the Kingpins of the illicit market. Is that no any apprehended peddler opened their mouth to let know the Police, about the chain of market and their kings?

Citizen’s Corner 26/11/2020

* Medical Science's search of Antidote for COVID-19 is close to get success now. Many countries claim about their vaccine's efficiency including our country. In general, one can observe that viruses (destruction) can be made easily, but an antidote (creation) is next to difficult. However, our govt. is now planning on delivery / distribution of COVID-19 vaccine. But, they must also need to think about natural immunity in human body, before making the vaccine mandatory.

* These online classes have made the children dumb, but no option left amid this pandemic. In the name of digital education, every child is using smart phones these days, and some parents are irritated by the digital classes, who used to dip into the mobile screens for long time for sake of education.

* When would the Islanders get free from the three unending problems in A&N Islands? Drinking water is still an active or forthcoming problem even after assurances by the Authority; Power is also remain there some times, despite of fixing the Solar Power Plants at several places in Islands; and the bigger one is Unemployment, many departments are turning commercial, that too hiring by mainland companies leaving least opportunities for the local youths for employment. Limitedly, local youths are forced to serve in contract basis for time being, rest are on God's grace.

* Police is showing its activeness in detaining distributors of various illicit substances, but yet not succeed to reach or nail the Kingpins of the illicit market. Is that no any apprehended peddler opened their mouth to let know the Police about the chain of market and their bosses?

Citizen’s Corner 19/11/2020

* The Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, A&N Islands is always seems requesting the Lt. Governor, A&N Islands regarding many issues in public interest. Earlier, before he become Member of Parliament he used to make demands before A&N Administration, but it is turned to requests. And the self styled Administration is doing in its way.

* Water curtailment is stared before summer this year to tackle future water crises. Don't know, how many water projects are completed till now, since paste years' assurance by Administration say 'From next year, there will be need not to face water crises in South Andaman'. 

* The internet speed is increased a little but, the voice calls are affected badly. While conversation, people forced to hear broken voices, unexpected call disconnections, and routine tone 'the customer you are calling is either switched off or not reachable' is still remain a common response while calling to anyone. Is this called 'Digital Andaman', but mission incomplete?

* The financial conditions of people are coming down to dearth of money in the Islands since COVID-cum-Lockdown affected. Consequently, inflation is touching sky high, even facing difficulties to meet the essential needs as vegetable and ration items, and only high scale government servants 'the God's men and women' are standing at the safer side till now, despite in this economically crises time for the entire country.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Citizens’ Corner 12/11/2020

*Despite of eviction order issued by Tehsildar, Port Blair, it is not possible to evict the same, because sometimes which is possible in papers are impossible in practically, DC(SA) has told to the villagers of Buniyadabad.

* ANIIDCO Wine shop timing need to be extended for the benefit of its consumers, because our duty time ends at 5 pm and the outlet is closing at 5 pm, so it is becoming difficult for us and forced to go an unprotected BARs opened upto 10 pm to have pegs. The extension of time will be beneficial in many ways, as rush at wine shops will be reduced, bootlegging and gumti businesses will be minimized.

* The sudden blackouts is started in South Andaman as festival of sunny days again. Despite installing new and sufficient Diesel and Solar machineries to fulfill the demand of power in South Andaman, the untimely blackouts is remain there unchanged. Is Islanders born to suffer?

* The internet speed is increased a little but, the voice calls are affected badly. while conversation, forced to hear broken voice, unexpected call disconnection, and routine tone 'the customer you are calling is either switched off or not reachable' is still remain a common response while calling to anyone. Is this called 'Digital India', but mission incomplete.

* The financial conditions of people are coming down to dearth of money in the Islands since COVID-cum-Lockdown affected. Consequently, inflation is touching sky high, even facing difficulties to meet the essential needs as vegetable and ration items, and only high scale government servants 'the God's men and women' are standing at the safer side till now, despite in this economically crises time for the entire country.

One sentenced for 25 years rigorous imprisonment under POCSO Act


Port Blair, Nov 11: On Friday, 06th November, 2020, the Hon'ble Special Judge (POCSO) Shri Raju Mukherjee has convicted one accused person namely Ram Sevak Lohar, resident of Ongi Tirkey, Hut Bay, Little Andaman under POCSO Act for committing sexual assault against his stepdaughter then aged about 15 years. The Hon'ble Court after conducting trial found him guilty and sentenced him to suffer 25 years of rigorous imprisonment and fine of Rs. 1,00,000/- in default of payment of such fine further one year of imprisonment.

The case was initiated by the victim girl aged about 15 years it was averred that she and her younger sister used to reside with her mother and in the year 2010, her father expired. The mother of the victim remarried to the accused person in the year 2016 and he used to reside with them in the same house. During the absence of the victim's mother and younger sister, her stepfather used to sexually assault her on several occasions. Due to such sexual assault, she conceived and delivered a baby. The said incident was disclosed to concerned Police Station and on the basis of the complaint, a charge sheet was filed against the said accused. The prosecution examined vital witnesses and after conclusion of trial, the Hon'ble Court found the accused guilty of the offence.

The Hon'ble Court also awarded compensation for rehabilitation of the victim girl to the tune of Rs. 8,00,000/- (Rupees Eight Lakhs only) in terms of Section 7(4) & 7 (5) of POCSO Rules, 2012 and further advised the A&N Administration to release the compensation within 30 days. The trial was conducted by Ms. A.S.Zinu, Special Public Prosecutor on behalf of the State.

This is the first time in the history of A&N Islands, an accused person was convicted for 25 years of imprisonment in a sexual assault case. The landmark judgment will be set fear among the culprits, which would curb the sexual assault against minor children.

Citizens’ Corner 05/11/2020

* It is becoming difficult for Fire Fighters to reach the exact place of fire accident often due to traffic congestion and reckless parking even that accidents take place at roadside areas. Then, what about the narrow path dense colonies in suburbs of the city? Will the compensation, rehabilitation or ex-gratia to the victim provided aftermath by the District Administration is enough to solve the problem at root level?

* DC (SA) has hints that, a path way, used to meet even around 60 individual revenue houses, can be occupied by a supposed old encroacher. Villagers of Buniyadabad are praising painfully, "What a Rule? What a Justice?" says, lets' start paths occupancy whatsoever with the blessings of DC.

* Our judiciary system is slow; even call it fast track or super fast track, but the speed will remain there. Actually, the punishments need to make tougher, so that the guilty could not dare to commit it again. But, after some petty cases, many in city brave to become friendly of "court-kacheri-police thana" and do the same thing again with extra dose.

* It is heard that, under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, which intends to provide housing for all in urban areas by year 2022, now some in the islands are started to getting houses, don't know to whom the govt. is providing shelters in these islands without inviting claims and objection by the citizens of the islands. I have searched the entire online world of A&N Administration, but didn't see any such list of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana allotments detail.

* Citizens need to be very careful while using smart phones, especially when its internet is ON. Many unwanted stuff are suddenly appears in your screen and a single touch can share your information with unknown digital player. Aftermath nothing you can get.

Citizens’ Corner 29/10/2020

* DC(SA) has hints that, a path way, used to meet even around 60 individual revenue houses, can be occupied by a supposed old encroacher. Villagers of Buniyadabad are praising painfully, “What a Rule? What a Justice?” says, lets’ start paths occupancy.

* The financial conditions of people are coming down to dearth of money in the Islands since COVID-cum-Lockdown affected. Consequently, inflation is touching sky high, even facing difficulties to meet the essential needs as vegetable and ration items, and only high scale government servants 'the God's men and women' are standing at the safer side till now, despite in this economically crises time for the entire country.

* It is, good that, the Govt. is spending thousands of crores under Ayushman Bharat Scheme, which provides health care of upto Rs.5,00,000/- for each vulnerable citizen. Apart from that, the govt. should also need to make it in a transparent manner, so that patients can also understand what is happening with them. Some islander patients referred to Mainland under Ayushman Bharat Scheme, alleges that, "We are unable to understand what is going on, but tests are carrying out every day to find out what? Sometimes, I feel myself an alien product, that's why the doctors did not convey anything just to find out what?

* Citizens need be careful while dealing with online purchases or other dealings, because the frauds are eagerly engaged under work from home now-a-days. Trust is your choice, be careful while trusting the invisible digital people. Aftermath nothing you can get.

Fire fighting awareness programme and plantation drive organized by A&N Police Fire Service, Armed Police and Home Guard organization



Port Blair, Oct 28: As part of Police Flag Day commemorative events, a lecture and  demonstration on First-Aid, firefighting and disaster prepredness was organized by A&N Police Fire Service on 26.10.2020 at Tiranga Park, Aberdeen Bazar, Port Blair. Handouts/leaflets on various fire safety precautionary measures were also provided to the general public who witnessed the programme. 

On 28th October, 2020, A&N Fire Service and Police Brass & Pipe Band of Andaman & Nicobar Police organized awareness programmes at Carbyn's Cove. Patriotic melodies were pledged by Police Brass Band and Pipe Band in the memory of Police martyrs. A live demonstration of various firefighting hose fittings/branches was performed by the staff of Fire Service followed by water curtain show to generate awareness among general public on domestic fire threats. The public were also briefed on COVID-19 precautions of sanitization, 'Do Gaj Ki Doori', mask wearing etc. All protocols related to prevention and containment of spread of COVID-19 were observed during the events.

Besides, 'Tree Plantation' drive was also conducted by A&N Police Fire Service and Home Guard Organization on 27.10.2020 at their respective office premises. The entire events were held under the overall supervision of Ms. Amrutha Guguloth, IPS, Superintendent of Police (AP/SAP/Fire) & Commandant (HG) assisted by Shri Manoj Kumar Meena, DySP (AP/SAP), Shri S.K. Meena, DySP (Fire) and Shri Syed Abdul Rashid, AC (HG), a press release said.    

Traffic Unit of A&N Police is now equipped with rash driving detector to curb the menace in city

Port Blair, Oct 28: To check the danger of rash driving in city roads, the A&N Police has further strengthened its Traffic unit with high tech speed laser gun which will detect over speeding of the vehicles. The much needed Speed laser gun was launched by the DGP (I/c), Mr. Madhup K. Tewari, IPS at Girls School traffic point at Mahavir Singh road yesterday in the presence of Mr. Sanjay Kumar, IPS, IGP (Intl/ACU) and Mr. Manoj C. IPS Superintendent of Police (Traffic) and other senior officials.

The DGP (I/c) expressed happiness that Traffic Unit of A&N Police has been further strengthened and equipped with 3 high tech speed laser guns to curb the menace of rash driving.

Majority of fatal accidents are due to rash driving in road accidents, and these speed laser guns will be used in accident prone areas and penalty / challan will be imposed upon over speeding vehicles. The A&N Police will be procuring more laser guns and it will be used in interior areas as well as outer islands to curb the menace of over speeding.

It is brought to the notice of the general public that Traffic Police about to launch massive drive to check the violation of over speeding in the city.

Hence, it is requested to the general public as well as driver/rider of the vehicles not to drive their vehicles beyond the speed limits. If anyone found violating the above said norms necessary action will be taken against them as per section of law. All the norms and guidelines / directions issued by MHA and A&N Administration related to prevention and containment of spread of COVID-19 was followed during the programme.

Strict action against illegally stone mining and earth cutting agencies taken; DC has warned to the rests


 

Port Blair, Oct 28: As part of its bid to stop illegal activities in South Andaman District, a surprise field visit was carried out by the Deputy Commissioner (SA), Shri Suneel Anchipaka, IAS alongwith SDM (SA). During the inspection, it was found that seven persons were illegally mining stones at Bimblitan village using excavator. DC(SA) directed to take strict action against the violator and the excavator was seized on the spot.

Further as part of initiating strict actions against the violators who were involved in various cases of illegal mining in South Andaman District, during the lockdown period, fine amounting to the tune of Rs.15,90,000/- has been imposed against various violators.

Similarly, according to a press release on Oct 23, 2020, a surprise filed visit was carried out by the Deputy Commissioner (SA), Shri Suneel Anchipaka, IAS alongwith SDM (SA). During the inspection, it was found that one person was illegally mining stones at Bimblitan village using excavator. DC(SA) directed to take strict action against the violator and the excavator was seized on the spot. Further, the keys of the same were handed over to Control Room and also a fine of Rs.2,40,000/- has been imposed against the said violator.

Further as part of initiating strict actions against the violators who were involved in various cases of illegal earth cutting in South Andaman District, during the lockdown period, fine amounting to the tune of Rs.25,20,000/- has been imposed against various violators.

 The District Administration is taking all possible steps to curb the menace of such illegal activities and strict actions will be initiated against such violators.

The DC(SA) has appealed to the general public to refrain from such illegal activities and also keep an eye on such illegal activities happening around them and inform about the same to the District Control Room on 1070, the Deputy Commissioner (SA) said through press releases.

Citizens’ Corner 22/10/2020

* Narrow paths in city are the curse for Smart City projects in India. In our islands, there are many existing colonies in Port Blair city having narrow paths, some are revenue and some are so called old encroachment structures, which occupies the path way. But, when it comes to path way for about 50 individual houses, it has to be vacated and allotted for path way. But, local administration here is dreaming for Smart City and ignoring the Smart deeds.

* Citizens need be careful while dealing with online purchases or other dealings, because the frauds are eagerly engaged under work from home now-a-days. Trust is your choice, be careful while trusting the invisible digital people.

* Islands' Ration Rasheed (Mr. Abdul Rasheed) apart from Ration Items, he now donates 250 pairs of hand gloves to Sanitation Workers of PBMC. There are still good people in society, cares for others who are in need.

* I have enrolled to get financial relief from Labour Commissioner Office and followed all the formalities like photos, xerox copies of required documents etc. are submitted to Labour Commissioner three months ago. But nothing I get till now from the respective Office assigned for the welfare of Labours in A&N Islands. Now, the COVID-19 situation is slight fine in A&N Islands. However, many manages their problems now during unlocks. So, my suggestion to Labour Commissioner is to keep the fund with Himself or let spend it in his own way.

Citizens’ Corner 15/10/2020

* PBMC says there is shortage of manpower in its department, however there are about 1500-2000 sanitary staffs were working in the department. However, not only sanitary workers, but some other regular workers also as part time, working in various private sectors. Moreover, many mazdoors are forced and engaged to work at officers' premises for sake of saving their jobs. Misusing of mazdoors happens in Andamans only, I guess!

* It is good that PBMC is now going to impose challans on who, who are providing un-segregated garbage to the PBMC. On the other hand, they must provide comfortable safety equipments to make ease the sanitary workers. Anyhow, as per new segregated waste, it is now divided into three categories, 1) Wet waste: Kitchen waste only, 2) Dry Waste: as cloths, papers, rubber, plastic and reusable glasses, etc. 3) Hazardous waste: as broken glasses, sanitary pads and others.

* Narrow paths in city are the curse for Smart City project of Govt. of India. In our islands, there are many existing colonies in Port Blair city having narrow paths, some are revenue and some are so called old encroachment structures, which occupies the path way. But, when it comes to path way for about 50 individual houses, it has to be vacated and allotted for path way. But, local administration here is dreaming for Smart City and ignoring the Smart deeds.

* Citizens need be careful while dealing with online purchases or other dealings, because the frauds are eagerly engaged under work from home now-a-days. Trust is your choice, be careful while trusting the invisible digital people.

Civic Body organizes awareness campaign cum implementation workshop for sanitary workers


Port Blair, Oct 14: The Port Blair Municipal Council organised awareness campaign cum-implementation workshop for Sanitary workers to achieve source segregation of the garbage at household level. They were sensitized about encouraging, canvassing & exhorting the general public to handover only the segregated waste and contribute over maintaining clean & hygienic city.

In pursuance to the month long scheduled Swachhata activities for the commemoration of Gandhi Jayanthi, PBMC Plans to cover all Sanitary workers in four phases to be individually sensitized about the need & the way to achieve waste segregation at source. The first phase was inaugurated on 10.10.2020, to make the learning effective & simple a street play was organised to present the need challenges & the way forward to achieve waste segregation at source, and awareness campaign will be continued on weekly basis till the month end to cover all 24 wards under PBMC.

Shri. Abhishek Dev, IAS, Secretary (Urban Development), Smti. Anjali Sehrawat, IAS, Secretary (PBMC) & Padma Shri Awaredee, Shri Naresh Chandra Lall, along with Officials of PBMC were present to motivate the sanitary workers & appreciated their contribution especially during COVID-19.

General public is requested to cooperate with the Sanitary workers for making the source segregation initiative successful. It is also informed that, in case of non-adherence, the penalty as per the PBMC-Solid Waste (Handling & Management) Bye Laws, 2017 will be imposed to force compliance.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

District Administration is hitting hard on bootleggers


Port Blair, Oct. 08: With the motto of zero tolerance towards illegal sale of alcohol, the District Administration is hitting hard on bootleggers in South Andaman District.

The Office of Deputy Commissioner received an information on 08th October 2020 regarding the illegal sale of liquor in Dairy Farm area. On receipt of information, the Excise team of District Administration raided the Dairy Farm area. On sensing about the raid by the excise team, the bootlegger escaped. Taking cognizance in the matter, the premises has been sealed by the District Administration and the Police Department has been directed to take necessary action against the persons indulged in these illegal activities.

The District Administration hereby cautions all persons indulged in illegal sale of liquor to refrain from such activities. Strict actionunder relevant provisions of law will be initiated against the violators.

General public is hereby requested to intimate any such illegal activities in District Control Room number 1070, a communication from the Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman District.

IGNOU Students advised

Port Blair, Oct 08: In Indira Gandhi National Open University, re-admission is the process for the students who have not successfully completed his / her Certificate / Diploma / PG Diploma / Bachelor / Master Degree programme within the maximum duration period. The students, who have not completed their programme within the duration of maximum & readmission period, are being allowed to complete their programme with extension of re-admission period. Such students are advised to contact on 03192-242888 / 230111 or email to rcportblair@ignou.ac.in or visit to Regional Centre office, Near Syndicate Bank, Mohanpura, Port Blair, during its working hours. A communication from the IGNOU, Regional Centre, Port Blair said.

Citizens’ Corner 08/10/2020

* Persons, who have lot of money or position, can do anything! Anything means anything like can do encroachment of lands, dealing with drugs, covering the truth, escaping from crimes and many more. Authorities are dealing them with a metal fist 24x7, calling it iron fist.

* Liquor sale business in 'Gumties' is growing like a flower in drought areas. Even, in-lockdown or un-lockdown it runs especially near port areas 'Gumties' sale is like unstoppable and successful business. During lockdown many people have become jobless, money less, but they went for drink to be looted by the Gumties for sake of relaxed kick. Police knows anything or not, don't know.

* Narrow paths in city are the curse for Smart City project of Govt. of India. In our islands, there are many existing colonies in Port Blair city having narrow paths, some are revenue and some are so called old encroachment structures, which occupies the path way. But, when it comes to path way for about 50 individual houses, it has to be vacated and allotted for path way. But, local administration here is dreaming for Smart City and ignoring the Smart deeds.

* Entering COVID-19 infection into the islands is the responsibility of Health Department. Similarly, entering Drug Substance into the islands is the responsibility of Police Department. Despite thermal scanning and using mask, following physical distancing, the virus enters into these islands. Of course, we can't see, touch and find the COVID-19 "Virus". Is the Drug Substances these days modified itself and spreading around Islands like "Virus"?

Human Rights Commission is likely to investigate the matter of scuffle seized between COVID warriors and Director Transport

TMI Bureau

Port Blair, Oct 07: A local NGO SAHYOG has filed a complaint with Human Rights Commission, New Delhi in the issue of scuffle between 13 Nos. COVID-19 warriors and Director Transport, which was reported on Oct 3, 2020 in the evening around 7 pm at Bhatu Basthi Parking area.

Background as per sources: "On Oct 03, 2020 at about 7 pm, the STS bus being used to prevent COVID-19 is parked after the staff of STS noticed some smoke from the Bus at Bhatu Basthi parking area, while coming back from sanitization work. As per report that the Director of Transport who was crossing Bhatu Basthi at the meantime found a bus of STS parked by road side. The DoT got down from his car and entered that bus to understand the reason behind parking of the bus. Sources, said during the clarification, a verbal quarrel look place between DoT and COVID-19 Sanitization staff over unknown matter. It is learnt that the angered DoT slapped a health staff in the bus, where the scuffle begin. If citizens believed, there are many among public near Bathu Basthi parking area also witnessed and involved in scuffle. A case has been registered at PS Pahargaon against the 13 Nos. COVID-19 warriors in that Bus".

However, the Human Rights Commission, New Delhi have accepted & registered the case and about to inquire the matter soon. The NHRC has registered the case vide case number 12/26/4/2020 officially.

There are many including members of SAHYOG NGO, and other general public on the spot are claiming that the first attack was made by the Director of Transport, Dr. Navlendra Singh. The Health Department, however have already refuted the allegation that "Director Transport was attacked by the Health Workers, present in the STS bus used for COVID-19 sanitization works".

Dry Ration distributed by Corporater through NGO 'CLA'



Port Blair, Oct 07: Recently, the Benefactor of the event along with a local NGO, COMPASSIONATE LOVE IN ACTION (CLA) distributed Dry Ration Kits comprising 25 essential commodities to 120 needy families of Auto Drivers who were financially affected during the lockdown due to COVID-19. Mrs. R Dimple, Network Director of ANI News and Advertising Agency honored the occasion. Mrs. R Dimple distributed Sanitizers and Masks along with the Dry Rations to the Vehicle Drivers. The guest praised the efforts taken by Founder Director of CLA Rev. Ernest Rajiv Tadamala, Rev. G. Babu and Mr. Sanjay B. Gollapalli of Vitala Sr. Sec. School for showing such benevolent generosity towards the needy people. They requested the benefactor CORPPORATER to do such charities to more needy people who are struggling hard for their survival. Mrs. R. Dimple immensely thanked and praised this great initiative by CLA and benefactor Corporaters and also requested them to provide more of such relief to many other Islanders who are undergoing severe financial crisis due to shutting down of businesses and unemployment, a communication said.

Special Task Force to check menace of illegal sale of liquor by District Administration

Port Blair, Oct 07: District Administration, South Andaman after unlock-4 has been receiving a lot of complaints from various sources / news articles regarding illegal sale of liquor in South Andaman District. The illegal sale of liquor is prohibited and is a serious offence which attracts, in addition to sealing of premises, imprisonment upto six months alongwith fine as per provisions.

Further the District Administration has also constituted a Special Task Force under the leadership of Excise Officer of concerned Tehsil to conduct raid and check the menace of illegal sale of liquor or illicit liquor.

The District Administration hereby warns the individuals / persons indulged in such illegal activities that the same will be viewed seriously and stern action as deemed fit under Andaman & Nicobar Islands Excise Regulation, 2012 will be initiated.

General public are hereby requested that any information regarding illegal sale of liquor in or around their locality may please inform to the District Control Room No. 1070.

Sathyagraha orgnaised by PCC against rape and murder of a girl in Hathras district in Uttar Pradesh



Port Blair, Oct 07: The Pradesh Congress Committee, Andaman & Nicobar Islands following the directives of AICC, New Delhi in regard to recent incident of rape and murder of a dalit girl belonging to Valmiki Community in Hathras district in Uttar Pradesh, has organised a silent Satyagraha sitting in front of Dr. BR Ambedkar Statue, PBMC Auditorium complex at Port Blair on 5th October, 2020 against the arbitrary and unconstitutional act of the Yogi Adityanath Government in UP and injustice done towards the 19 years old  dalit victim gild and her family.  In this Satyagrah programme, office bearers of the Pradesh Congress Committee, District Congress Committee, Block Congress Committee, Mahila Congress, Youth Congress, Seva Dal, National Student Union, A&N Islands, elected Councillors, Zilla Parishad Members, Pradhans, Panchayat Samities, Panchayat Members, leaders and workers of the Congress Party, Members of INTUS and general public as well were participated. Many senior leaders including Women of the Congress party were spoken during Satyagrah programme by expressing their displeasures on the brazen inhumanity perpetrated on the victim by the culprit and the shameless and unconstitutional act of the Yogi BJP -led government in the Uttara Pradesh who had denied justice to the victim and her family. 

The peaceful protest rally of Satyagraha was started from Gandhi Bhavan on 05.10.2020 at 9.30 AM and after holding Satyagraha programme in front of Dr. BR Ambedkar Statue, PBMC Auditorium from 9.30 AM to 12.00 PM the same was culminated in front of Gandhi Statue, Aberdeen Bazar at 12.15 PM on the same day.  During programme, COVID-19 guidelines / protocol as per Govt. of India and Andaman & Nicobar Administration orders were followed.

Citizens’ Corner 01/10/2020

* This is the time for the Presidents of Political parties, councilors to say "stop the eviction drives during pandemic time" to stock the votes of the citizens. No doubt, during the pandemic they partially have provided grocery items and other needed items to the poor at the time of need, but the intervention in their shelters (new encroachments) is against the interest of islanders, I believe.

* OFC is laid to mean for the betterment of BSNL signals, but unfortunately the BSNL subscribers are facing more difficulties in getting signals than before. The voice calls which are the basic requirement of users is still not fulfilled by the BSNL. The worst condition is at Bambooflat and beyond areas, where can't even see the network in smart mobile phones.

* Proper sanitization is required, as cinema halls 50%, schools to ready to be opened from Oct 15, 2020 as per Unlock 5.0 guidelines. There are still many firms/ organizations are functioning negligently in city without a fear of COVID-19 infection, which may cause further carelessness in future towards COVID-19. Maintaining proper sanitization by following golden principles in the fight against Covid viz: 'Wear Masks Properly' and 'Maintain Social Distancing / Do Gaz Ki Doori' are the only ways.

* The visionary Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma, MP, A&N Islands has requests Minister to include A&N Islands under Jal Jeevan Mission and grant Rs.2000 crore to resolve water crisis to ensure timely completion of the Flat Bay Water project under Jal Jeevan Mission to provide relief to the public from water deficit.

Tourism activities restarts in South Andaman district except Little Andaman Island

Port Blair, Sept 30: On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Tourism sector in the Islands received a major boost with Andaman & Nicobar Administration announcing re-opening of Tourism Activities in the Islands. While the Tourism activities have been permitted in South Andaman District (except Little Andaman), other districts will be considered in subsequent phases.

Tourism sector is the fulcrum of the economy of the A&N Islands, on which livelihood of thousands of people depend. However, the tourism activities had been suspended in the Islands, in the wake of outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. With the announcement of 'Unlock' phase by Government of India, various sectors of the economy are being gradually opened up. Accordingly, A&N Administration has decided to permit tourism activities, while prescribing due precautions.

The tourism activities which have been permitted in the first phase include opening of beaches, museums, light & sound show at National Memorial Cellular Jail and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and water sport activities of boat rides and snorkelling. Other activities like scuba diving, sea walk, parasailing etc. will be considered in the subsequent phases.

The Department of Tourism has prescribed detailed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for these activities, which need to be followed by all stake holders.  Apart from these SOPs prescribed by Tourism Department, other orders and advisories issued by Govt. of India, other departments of A&N Islands and any other competent authority, as applicable will need to be followed.

In order to kick-start the activities and celebrate World Tourism Day - 2020, cleaning and sanitization drives have been planned on 27th September, 2020 at National Memorial Cellular Jail, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, and Anthropological Museum in association with Industry Associations. 

It is hoped that with the opening of Tourism sector in the Islands, economic growth will pick up, providing livelihood support to the Islanders.

Friday, September 25, 2020

MP raises vital issues of islands in Lok Sabha


 Port Blair, Sept 23: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, the Member of Parliament, A&N Islands on 20.09.2020 during the ongoing monsoon session of parliament took up the most vital and perennial issue of scarcity of drinking water being faced by the people of Andaman and Nicobar  Islands. While addressing the Hon'ble Speaker in the presence of the august House, Shri Sharma said that it is painful to inform that the people of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are continually suffering from the unimaginable scarcity of drinking water and through the medium of Hon'ble Speaker and the parliament invited the attention of the Government on this vital issue of the Islands.

Shri Sharma said while along with the rest of India, the people of Andaman and Nicobar Islands were suffering and fighting against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic for survival, they were subjected to yet another bigger and unbearable problem of acute scarcity drinking water in the Islands. He said, it is very painful to inform that, the Islands despite receiving an average annual rainfall of 3000 mm, the Islanders have to suffer from acute scarcity of potable water.

While inviting the attention of the House, he said Andaman and Nicobar Islands falls under seismic zone 5 and is subjected to occurrence of Tsunami, earthquake, cyclones quite frequently. The people of South Andaman are served by a lone Dam and if it gets damaged due to natural disaster, the people will be deprived of drinking water which is bare minimum necessity for survival of life. He said that, during this March to August beside the threat of COVID-19 pandemic, the Islanders were severely suffering from scarcity of water as it was supplied once in seven days and that too for fifteen minutes only. Further, due to Lockdown imposed by the Government to prevent spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the people could not even go out of their home for search of water from some nearby sources.

In order to tide over the crisis of potable water, Shri Sharma through the Hon'ble Speaker invited the attention of the Government towards the Flat Bay water project which was conceived 22 years back during 1998 and survey also conducted for feasibility at a cost of Rs.287 lakhs. He said that to complete the project around Rs.2000 Crores will be required and requested the government through the medium of House to sanction this additional fund to tune of Rs.2000 crores exclusively for the Flat Bay Water Project, as the annual budgetary allocation of around Rs.5000 Crores which the Andaman and Nicobar Islands receives from the Central Government gets utilised for other developmental activities. Shri Sharma said that the Flat Bay Water Project will benefit around 3(three) lakh population and will be able to meet the fresh water requirement for at least a period of 10 years. He also emphasized that as Andaman and Nicobar Islands are well known for tourism, easy availability of fresh water will benefit the tourism industry which will ultimately help in solving the problem of unemployment being faced by the youths of these Islands.


Citizens' Corner 24/09/2020

 * The A&N Islands are likely to become complete online feasible area and many departments have already launched their portals to make ease to the citizens. But, the need of the hour is to set up a portal for Electricity Bill payments by the Electricity Department. Amid pandemic one can see the queues at Counters of Electricity Department. It is observed that, citizens are unable to pay through CSCs due to insufficient fund kept by the operator sometimes, which makes to prefer Counters of Electricity Department.  

* I couldn't understand till now that, the authority is allowing 1+1 persons in two-wheelers, but not allowing 1+2 in Auto rickshaw. I think, somewhere I am missing the very sensitive logic behind this authority's restriction. If we travel in Auto Rickshaw 1+2 persons can go easily by maintaining physical distancing, despite allowed 1+1 only in three-wheelers. And on bike / scooter 1+1 are allowed fantastically. Anyhow, I will think and think, but will find-out the way the authority is thinking.

* Private schools are asking Tuition Fee from the parents of students studying in their schools. Together with Govt. Servants' children, many below income privately working parents are also joined their children into private schools for presumed better future. But, this many months Lockdown took the low income parties to the lowest and facing difficulties in paying the fees. The mighty Govt. Servants can pay, but how can we the below income privately working parents can pay? That too, without sending our children to schools! Trying hard, let see! It would be good, if any supporting directions would be issued by Education Department for some relief. 


Friday, September 4, 2020

Citizens' Corner 03/09/2020



 * People are amazed with the current DC who comes to interact with the ground level vendors at various markets in city and distributed masks by giving a lecture on Covid-19 pandemic. We thought IASs are born to be in AC chambers only and under the Sun is a left-off habit for them. But, this Deputy Commissioner has broken our beliefs now. We heard about him as Secretary of PBMC earlier, who batted against illegal encroachments in South Andaman strictly, anyhow later that was neglected.

* Encroachment continues at Attam Pahad, encroachers cutting dense jungle and making shelters finding as opportunity amidst COVID-19. Authorities are keeping at blind eye on the entire illegal affair, may be due to a revenue official himself is encroached a big portion in Attam Pahad. Now, the current DC may look into after containing pandemic in the South Andaman.

* GB Pant comes back to its fame of some 20 years back now, doctors are taking good care of patients these days. May be the health sector before Covid-19 has assumed that diseases relating to body parts are the ailments which have to be treated and all that was it! Hence, used to enjoy their profession a level and up to a degree while dealing with huge number of patients. But, this pandemic is a lesson for every human being that there are still many things exists which are untouched by humans. We expect a new era of everything post-Covid-19.

Shri Suneel Anchipaka (IAS) doing a commendable job at ground level towards containing Covid-19 in South Andaman




Port Blair, Sept 02: Since Shri Suneel Anchipaka (IAS) had taken charge as the Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman, he had done commendable works at ground level particularly in regard to reducing the corona pandemic. He, instead of sitting in the Air Conditioner Chamber, always coming out and visiting the vantage points and streets and interacting with the people and make them understood the seriousness of the corona pandemic by distributing mask, the importance of Covid-19 protocols such as cleanliness, hand wash, wearing of masks and social distancing i.e. the effective fight against the spread of the pandemic.

One thing is there which is worth-mentioning after his taking-over the charge as Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman, the increasing rate of corona patients has been come down even to less than half. Now people hope that because of his hard and dint determination the rate of the corona patients will again come down and the Andaman and Nicobar islands is free from such corona patients. He is a able and efficient person to carry out any such important task and to be the head of a District Administration.

It is pertinent to mention here that people had an experience, as part of the corona awareness programme, the present Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman alongwith the concerned SP and other officers, all of a sudden came by their vehicles and got down in a street and started advising the road side vendors and the street mongers about the spread of corona virus etc. without caring for his dignity or ego and mingled with the public and made them understood the importance of Covid-19 protocols.  It is also worth-mentioning.

The citizens of these islands wish that such an able and efficient officer should continue to be the Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman all the time, even if his tenure lapses. Extensions after extensions of tenure may be given to him to serve the South Andaman district for the development of islands.

Earlier, Shri Suneel Anchipaka was the Secretary, Port Blair Municipal Council (PBMC), when he came to these islands and took charge as such and did a commendable work in the PBMC. After his assuming charge, the PBMC has started collecting revenues towards property tax, water charge etc. properly in a systematic way by putting into effect the digital system and very accurately did the work and the sources of income had been increased manifold. Further lots of developmental activities were taken-place in and around the Municipal area, which are very much appreciable.

Coming back to the Corona Pandemic, the front line workers of the corona pandemic such as Police, Medical, Sanitary workers, social workers and the Food Safety staff etc. are also worth appreciable and their works are commendable at this juncture. Their services and dedication to the duties are also worth to mention, who are ready to work day and night.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Citizens' Corner 27/08/2020


* People now don't need to be feared for going GB Pant Hospital for any ailment, GB Pant is taking good care of patients these days. In fear of chances to be infected from Corona virus at GB Pant Hospital, people use to avoid going GB Pant Hospital and also with blind belief that doctors are not taking care of patients during the pandemic. But, the truth is different, now they are paying heed to patients in need.

* Encroachment continues at Attam Pahad, encroachers cutting dense jungle and making shelters finding as opportunity amidst COVID-19. Authorities are keeping at blind eye on the entire illegal affair, may be due to a revenue official himself is encroached a big portion in Attam Pahad.

* People are fed up with the private hospitals by their so called terms & conditions that, reports of patients' for any test or scan are kept with themselves only and not handing over to the patients. May be they are practicing this with the intension to stop the patients to go any other hospital, if not satisfied with their treatment. Still I wonder, how come, when a patient paying for test or scan having no right to keep the reports with patient himself?

* In trepidation of Corona virus, and Lockdown, elderly people and ill people at home used to visit less to health centres and due to non-getting of medication on time many are dying since recent past. What is more, the Covid-19 disease is prioritized by the Administration, and for other diseases get least attention by the people, is the reason for hike in mortality rate in recent time.


Sunday, August 16, 2020

Citizens' Corner 13/08/2020

* Finally, the CANI OFC project inaugurated by none other than Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on Monday the 10th August. It is like a beginning of new era of the A&N Islands, that will be good if the service is used in constructive manner for the betterment of islanders. The OFC project is worth 12000 crores.

* Now I came to know, how these number of Covid-19 cases are increasing day by day even after lockdown in A&N Islands. The concerned authority at Airport and Habour is leaving the passengers (either South Andaman or North & Middle Andaman and Little Andaman) without checking travel history, and asking them to go and stay wherever they want. The passengers of other district however they use to or manage to stay at relatives' or others houses despite of the house is unfit for quarantine or isolation. And the next day, the passenger will receive a call from the concerned authority to know the status and to stick a quarantine sticker wherever the passengers stay. That is what shockingly, may be later coming in front of us as "so and so number of cases, all from contacts".

* The administration earlier in panics itself without exact knowledge and spent huge funds in Institutional quarantining all passengers at the initial stage in the A&N Islands. But, now the administration has seen the real face of Covid-19 when funds are melted in trailer cases. Ultimately, the axe is falls on more than 4 Lakhs population of these Islands. Private workers, petty business and other populace are became preys of Lockdown.

* Total 516 Isolation beds are available with the A&N Administration till date, and out of 1050 active cases in the A&N Islands, 251 are occupied in Govt. Clinical Centres and 799 are kept in Home Isolation. Out of Total 1900 Covid-19 positive cases, 829 are recovered/ discharged and 21 dead as on today. 


Aesthetic mind of A&N Islands designs a perfect emblem for other UT Police

 

Port Blair, Aug 12: The passion of voluntarily designing logos for various Departments and organizations has brought more laurels, after a logo designed by him was selected as its official emblem by the UT Police of recently merged Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu Police Department.

Mr. Jag Jeevan Ram, after his dedicated duty as a Section Officer in ICMR-RMCR, Port Blair uses his time to excel in his passion. He has already designed logos for various departments in A&N Administration / organizations in A&N Islands as well as for the pioneer institutions situated at the mainland, that too without charging a single penny. He also designed logos for various international events too.

Earlier, he achieved several milestones like the Andaman's top honor "LG's Commendation Certificate" twice for his selfless service in 2019 and 2020. On 26 January 2019 he was honoured with Spot LG's Commendation Certificate for designing the 75 rupees coin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

On 23rd January 2019 he was also honoured with Andaman Heroes Award, given by the Media Federation of A & N Islands.

Talking to TMI, he said "I am very fortunate that my design has been accepted by the UT Administration of Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman Diu. Special thanks to Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman Diu Police for finding my design suitable for their insignia".

Inauguration of the historic CANI Optical Fibre Cable project

 

Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon'ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency alongwith Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Hon'ble MP, Shri Chetan Bhushan Sanghi, Chief Secretary, CGM BSNL and other senior officers of BSNL attend the inauguration of the historic Chennai-Andaman & Nicobar Islands (CANI) Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) project by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi ji through video conferencing in presence of Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Government of India, Secretary DoT and other senior officers on 10.08.2020.

Friday, August 7, 2020

PM is likely to inaugurate Chennai-ANI Submarine Cable System on Aug 10

Port Blair, Aug 05: The Chief General Manger of A&N Telecom Circle, Mr. Murali Krishna today informed through an official communication that, "The Chennai-Andaman and Nicobar Island Submarine Cable System" (CANI - SMCP) is scheduled to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India on 10 August 2020. The project aims at providing better communication and internet connectivity to the entire Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

As per a notice of BSNL, it seeks assistance from authorities in movement of BSNL officers, staffs and vehicles transporting BSNL men & materials equipments to Swaraj Dweep, Long Island, Rangat, North & Middle Andaman and Little Andaman, in this regards. 

Citizens' Corner 06/08/2020

 

* Total 466 Isolation beds are available with the A&N Administration till date, and out of 687 active cases in the A&N Islands, 277 are occupied in Govt. Clinical Centres and 410 are kept in Home Isolation. Now the question is that, are the 410 COVID-19 positive individuals having suitable home to be in isolation for a period until they get well? Most of the houses in the A&N Islands don't have their separates room with attached toilets, except certain class of people. Hope the Health Department is taking care of it before advising the people to be in Home Isolation.

* Once again, a dream of dream come true got hype among the mobile internet lovers after seeing in social media a copy of facilitation request by CGM, BSNL, A&N Telecom Circle dated 05/08/2020 addressed to concern authorities for movement, which says Prime Minister of India will inaugurate "The Chennai-Andaman and Nicobar Island Submarine Cable System" (CANI - SMCP) on August 10, 2020. Confusion continues "Believe it or Not".

* People required to psychologically strong to go through amidst pandemic, it is just a phase which have to be faced bravely by following guidelines of MoHFW, MHA, alongwith preventive measures against COVID-19. Beyond this phase, everything will get normal.

* Health department is not helping medicinally to boosting the immunity among Covid-19 positive patients. Those, who are in Home Isolation using AYUSH recommended remedies, are getting partially well, rest who are expecting medicines from health department are facing trouble. So, 'Health is in your Hand', citizens.


Time to brave, not to fear against COVID-19

 TMI Bureau

Port Blair, Aug 05: Apart from COVID-19 pandemic, the people these days are in stress or fear with the word "COVID-19 or Coronavirus". But, as a human we have to be brave in facing it with our immunity alongwith psychological support.

However, the level of stigma associated with COVID-19 is based on three main factors: 1) it is a disease that's new and for which there are still many unknowns; 2) we are often afraid of the unknown; and 3) it is easy to associate that fear with 'others'. It is understandable that there is confusion, anxiety, and fear among the public. Unfortunately, these factors are also fueling harmful stereotypes.

In our A&N Islands, of course the cases are touching highest double digit figure per day. As on 05/08/2020, 99 new cases all from contacts identified, with this in our Islands total breached 1027 among them 687 active and 14 have died. But, the good news is 326 were recovered and more will definitely will recover from COVID-19 and their life will go on with their jobs, families and loved ones.

Moreover, the Ministry of AYUSH recommends some self-care guidelines for preventive health measures and boosting immunity with special reference to respiratory health.

Ayurveda’s immunity boosting measures for self care during COVID 19 crisis

In the wake of the Covid 19 outbreak, entire mankind across the globe is suffering. Enhancing the body’s natural defence system (immunity) plays an important role in maintaining optimum health.

We all know that prevention is better than cure. While there is no medicine for COVID-19 as of now, it will be good to take preventive measures which boost our immunity in these times.

Ayurveda, being the science of life, propagates the gifts of nature in maintaining healthy and happy living. Ayurveda’s extensive knowledge base on preventive care, derives from the concepts of “Dinacharya” - daily regimes and “Ritucharya” - seasonal regimes to maintain healthy life. It is a plant-based science. The simplicity of awareness about oneself and the harmony each individual can achieve by uplifting and maintaining his or her immunity is emphasized across Ayurveda’s classical scriptures.

Ministry of AYUSH recommends the following self-care guidelines for preventive health measures and boosting immunity with special reference to respiratory health. These are supported by Ayurvedic literature and scientific publications.

Recommended Measures

I General Measures

1. Drink warm water throughout the day.

2.   Daily practice of Yogasana, Pranayama and meditation for at least 30 minutes as advised by Ministry of AYUSH (#YOGAatHome #StayHome #StaySafe)

3.   Spices like Haldi (Turmeric), Jeera (Cumin), Dhaniya (Coriander) and Lahsun (Garlic) are recommended in cooking.

II    Ayurvedic Immunity Promoting Measures

1.   Take Chyavanprash 10gm (1tsf) in the morning. Diabetics should take sugar free Chyavanprash.

2.   Drink herbal tea / decoction (Kadha) made from Tulsi (Basil), Dalchini (Cinnamon), Kalimirch (Black pepper), Shunthi (Dry Ginger) and Munakka (Raisin) - once or twice a day. Add jaggery (natural sugar) and / or fresh lemon juice to your taste, if needed.

3.   Golden Milk- Half tea spoon Haldi (turmeric) powder in 150 ml hot milk - once or twice a day.

III  Simple Ayurvedic Procedures

1.   Nasal application - Apply sesame oil / coconut oil or Ghee in both the nostrils (Pratimarsh Nasya) in morning and evening.

2.   Oil pulling therapy- Take 1 table spoon sesame or coconut oil in mouth. Do not drink, Swish in the mouth for 2 to 3 minutes and spit it off followed by warm water rinse. This can be done once or twice a day.

IV  During dry cough / sore throat

1. Steam inhalation with fresh Pudina (Mint) leaves or Ajwain (Caraway seeds) can be practiced once in a day.

2.   Lavang (Clove) powder mixed with natural sugar / honey can be taken 2-3 times a day in case of cough or throat irritation.

3.   These measures generally treat normal dry cough and sore throat. However, it is best to consult doctors if these symptoms persist.

1    The above measures can be followed to the extent possible as per an individual’s convenience.

2    These measures are recommended by following eminent Vaidyas from across the Country as they may possibly boost an individual’s immunity against infections.

1. Padma Shri Vaidya P R Krishnakumar, Coimbatore

2. Padma Bhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna, Delhi

3. Vaidya P M Varier, Kottakkal

4. Vaidya Jayant Devpujari, Nagpur

5. Vaidya Vinay Velankar, Thane

6. Vaidya B S Prasad, Belgaum

7. Padma Shri Vaidya Gurdeep Singh, Jamnagar

8. Acharya Balkrishna j i, Haridwar

9. Vaidya M S Baghel, Jaipur

10. Vaidya R B Dwivedi, Hardoi UP

11. Vaidya K N Dwivedi, Varanasi

12. Vaidya Rakesh Sharma, Chandigarh

13. Vaidya Abichal Chattopadhyay, Kolkata

14. Vaidya Tanuja Nesari, Delhi

15. Vaidya Sanjeev Sharma, Jaipur

16. Vaidya Anup Thakar, Jamnagar

Disclaimer: The above advisory does not claim to be treatment for COVID19.


Do's: Maintain personal hygiene and physical distancing; Wear a mask / cloth to cover your mouth and nose; Practice frequent hand washing. Wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand rub. Wash hands even if they are visibly clean; Cover your nose and mouth with handkerchief / tissue while sneezing and coughing; Throw used tissues into closed bins immediately after use; Maintain a safe distance from persons during interaction, especially with those having flu-like symptoms; Sneeze in the inner side of your elbow and not to cough into the palms of your hands; Check temperature regularly and check for respiratory symptoms; See a doctor if you feel unwell (fever, difficulty in breathing and coughing); and for any fever / flu-like signs / symptoms, please call State helpline number.

Don'ts: Shake hands; Have a close contact with anyone, if you're experiencing cough and fever; Touch your eyes, nose and mouth; Sneeze or cough into palms of your hands; Spit in Public; Travel unnecessarily, particularly to any affected region; Participate in large gatherings, including sitting in groups at canteens; Visit gyms, clubs and crowded places etc; and Don't Spread rumours or panic.