Port Blair, June 24: A solemn homage programme was organised at the Buniyadabad community hall on June 23, 2020 evening to pay tributes to the Galwan martyrs. Residents and youth of Buniyadabad, Ward No-8 under the leadership of Mr. K Ganeshan, Municipal Councillor of this ward, along with the residents and youth of the area paid tributes to the brave Indian soldiers who lost their lives in a violent face-off with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley on June 15. Saluting the valour and courage of the 20 soldiers, Mr. K Ganeshan said it the duty of every islander to pay tributes to the brave soldiers. Citizens must work to make the country stronger and self-dependent. Islanders must offer prayers for the safety and well-being of soldiers since they defend us. The clash in the Galwan Valley is the biggest military confrontation between India and China after their clashes in Nathu La in 1967, in which 80 Indian soldiers were martyred while the People's Liberation Army (PLA) lost over 300 personnel.
Port Blair, June 16: The Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, along with the Ex-chairperson PBMC, K Ganeshan today met the Secretary, APWD at his office and discussed major water projects proposed in the islands. He informed the Secretary about the difficulties faced by the residents due to the water crisis Six Municipal Wards, particularly during the dry season. He also requested the Secretary, APWD for completing the repair works of pipelines damaged due to the Dairy Farm Culvert Project. The Secretary, APWD informed the MP that out of the two pipelines damaged at the culvert project site, repair work of one pipeline is already completed and repair work of another pipeline is under progress which will also be completed shortly. Once the work is completed residents will face no water problems. On the culvert project, she informed that work is progressing at a fast pace and is likely to be completed soon. On the proposed major water projects, she informed that the submarine p