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.

MP suggests LG in view of increasing cases of COVID-19 in these Islands

Port Blair, August 05: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A&N Islands has taken up various important issues in view of rapid increase in COVID-19 in the A&N Islands with Hon'ble Lieutenant Governor of A&N Islands.

1) It is learned that many COVID-19 positive cases are kept in Home Quarantine for treatment which need to the immediately stopped. May be they are in isolation in the home but using the same toilet, there is always risk of other family members becoming infected which will further increase  number of COVID-19 positive cases in the islands.

Hence, the COVID-19 positive patients whether symptomatic or asymptomatic to be kept in Isolation and treatment to be done in the Government Hospital having adequate facilities such as Oxygen and Ventilators.

2) Immediate action need to be taken to ensure sufficient stock of filled Oxygen cylinders to combat any eventuality.

3) It is observed that the due to shortage of Ambulance, there is delay in transporting COVID-19 patients to the hospital for immediate medical care. Hence it is proposed to hire private vehicles which can be used as Ambulance for immediate transportation of COVID-19 patients from home to all PHCs, CHCs and G.B Pant Hospital.

4) It is proposed that instead of developing COVID-19 treatment facilities at various discrete locations, a big COVID-19 treatment and isolation facility is made at one place capable of handling at least 1000 COVID-19 patients. To pool up the resources required for the proposed COVID-19 centre the assistance of Central Government may be taken immediately. As the cases of COVID-19 positive are being detected in the Inter-Island region also, there is an absolute need to have separate COVID-19 isolation and treatment developed at PHCs, CHCs and District Hospitals in other parts of island.

5) Few COVID-19 positives cases have been detected from various wards of the G.B Pant Hospital such as labour ward, orthopedic ward etc. This has created panic and insecurity amongst the paramedical staffs such as nurses, ayahs, sweepers etc of becoming COVID-19 positives.

Hence, it is proposed that all the paramedical staffs of various wards may be given PPE kit for safety against COVID-19 infection.

6) As the cases of COVID-19 positive patients are increasing sharply with every passing day, isolation facility having beds, bathrooms and toilets for 1000 asymptomatic patients need to be developed immediately.

7) Responsive and responsible Call Centre to be establish for attending  problems of COVID-19 positive patients and their relative's problem.

8) Separate call centre to address problems of general public arising out of COVID-19 scenario also to be established.

9) More tests to be conducted on clusters using Rapid Test Kits (RT-PCR), to analyse the trend and pattern of spread. Rapid Test Kits to be extensively used for detection of COVID-19 cases.

10) Door Delivery of Ayush Medicines for the prevention from COVID-19 and for increasing immunity to be done as people are afraid and hesitant to go out.

11) It is also observed that most of the frontline COVID-19 warriors are getting infected by COVID-19. The administration may call for volunteers from the General Public who are interested to take up the responsibility.  Such volunteers may help the public on ground in maintaining social distancing at public places etc.

12) A coordination Committee need to be constituted by involving all stake holders such as elected representatives viz. PRIs, Municipal Councilors, all political parties, Media, Association for proper monitoring of COVID-19 situation at the ground and to create awareness and vigil amongst the people, a communiqué from the MP Office said.

Health Department plans to treat and contain COVID-19

 Port Blair, Aug 05: The Health Department of Andaman Nicobar Island has initiated series of steps to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus in Andaman Nicobar Islands.

As on today (05/08/2020) 99 people were tested COVID19 positive in these Islands, all are from contacts. 49 recovered, it is learnt. With this the total number of COVID19 cases in A&N Islands is 1027, out of which 687 are active and 326 have recovered. Andaman has however recorded total 14 deaths.

To deal with this situation, according to information, the Health Department has identified 1000 beds for Covid Care Centers and these 1000 beds will now be activated in phase manner.

It is learnt that after ITI hostel and ITI workshop building now the enter hostel of DBRAIT will be converted into Covid Care Centre.

According to sources the Health Department is also planning to form 8 specialized teams for the treatment and containment of COVID-19. Further it is also come to notice that these teams will have two doctors, four nurses and four MTS staffs each. For this purpose 16 doctors will also be appointed very soon. 15 technicians have already been appointed today who will be involved in testing and sample collection works.

Senior officials expects that, if everything goes well it might take another one week to control the situation and one more week to bring down the number of infections.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Complete lockdown on weekends in A&N Islands

Port Blair, July 29: The UT administration has decided to impose complete lockdown across the Islands on weekends to stop the coronavirus spread. The decision has come amid a spike in the number of Covid cases in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Accordingly, complete lockdown will be imposed on weekends i.e. Saturdays and Sundays till the situation improves in the islands. All the offices of government establishments, local bodies, shops, commercials and private establishments, industrial establishments, transport services, hospitality services etc. shall remain closed during the lockdown period. However, essential services such as water, electricity, sanitation, hospital  veterinary hospitals, medical establishments, including their manufacturing and distribution units both in public and private sector such as dispensary, chemists, pharmacies, medical equipments shops, laboratories, nursing homes, ambulances, police fire and  emergency services, Disaster Management, Prison Management, the transportation services involved in logistic of essential services will remain exempted from the lockdown.

All mainland and inter-island passengers / travellers shall be home quarantined for seven days from the day they enter into the islands / district or till they are tested negative, whichever is earlier.

Citizens' Corner 29/07/2020

* Corona virus spares nobody, it is proved in these Islands! The Administration has well equipped with all items such as gloves, masks, hand sanitizers, etc. to protect its staffs in various departments only, used to be preventive against corona virus. Despite, six doctors of GB Pant, one Asstt. Secy. from Sectt., DC office staff, NIC staff, ICMR staff, even Raj Niwas staff tested positive.

* It is good that the A&N Administration has taken the responsibility since the beginning of Covid-19 on its shoulder only, and it didn't let enter anyone outside the part of Administration even for the sake of suggestions. As per latest update, total cases breached the mark of 428 among them 225 active, 201 cured/ discharged and 02 died in A&N Islands. Altogether 199 Isolation beds are available in these islands rest cases are managing through Home Isolation. Can't do anything, let's hope for the best.

Shun tobacco products to prevent COVID-19: MoHFW

Port Blair, July 29: The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has again warned against use of any tobacco products to prevent getting infected from novel Coronavirus. The latest advisory has been issued in concurrence with the WHO statement on tobacco use and COVID-19 issued on 11 May 2020, which can be accessed at https:// www. /news-room/detail/11-05-2020-who-statementtobacco-use-and-covid-19. To quit tobacco, citizens have been advised to call the toll free Quitline 1800-11-2356 or/and also avail the services of mCessation through behavioural change text messages by sending a missed call on the mCessation number 011-22901701 or registering at, the advisory said.

There have been recent reports in the media quoting studies conducted in France suggesting the possibility of link between tobacco or nicotine in the prevention or treatment of COVID19. The findings of these studies are inconsistent with the broader existing evidence that tobacco use impacts the lungs and other organs, lowers the immunity and makes people vulnerable to COVID-19. The French studies used limited data sets and the findings are inconclusive. Researchers of these studies do acknowledge the limitation in the study that hospitals were probably not recording patients' smoking status properly as they were too busy treating patients, the advisory said. On benefits of quitting smoking, the Ministry said that the carbon monoxide level in the bloodstream drops to normal within 12 hours of quitting. "Within 2-12 weeks, circulation improves and lung function increases. After 1-9 months, coughing and shortness of breath decrease."

"Evidence from countries reporting COVID-19 related fatalities has highlighted that the people with pre-existing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are more susceptible to becoming severely ill with COVID-19. Tobacco, being one of the causes behind these NCDs, indirectly puts the tobacco users or/and smokers at risk of being affected by COVID-19. Moreover, tobacco use poses a significant risk by accelerating the transmission of COVID-19 because the virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Chewing tobacco products (Khaini, Gutkha, Paan, Zarda) increases the urge to spit. Spitting in public places increases health risks especially those of spreading the infectious and contagious diseases like, COVID19, tuberculosis, swine flu, encephalitis, etc.

Smoking impairs lung function, thereby reducing the immunity and making it harder for the body to fight off various diseases. Smoking, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, pan masala and the like products use can increase risk and severity of pulmonary infections because of damage to upper airways and a decrease in pulmonary immune function. Smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 as the act of smoking means that fingers (and possibly contaminated cigarettes) are in contact with lips which increases the possibility of transmission of virus from hand to mouth. Experts have confirmed that smokers are more likely to develop severe symptoms or die from COVID-19, as it primarily attacks the lungs. Further smoking products such as water pipes or hookah often involve the sharing of mouth-pieces and hoses, which could facilitate the transmission of COVID-19 in communal and social settings, the advisory.

Dr. S. Ganesan passes away

Port Blair, July 22: Condolences were showered from all corners of A&N Islands on sudden and untimely demise of Dr. S. Ganesan, Regional Director, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He breathed his last on 21/07/2020 after a massive heart attack. He was 53 and is survived by his wife and a daughter. Dr. S. Ganesan was a very good orator and popular columnist in local newspapers. He was the person, who recognized everyone who associated with IGNOU, and took the University upto new heights in the A&N Islands during his tenure. He was instrumental in popularizing various vocational courses of IGNOU during his 3-year tenure at Port Blair as the Regional Director of IGNOU.

Many eminent persons and organizations have expressed their deepest condolences on the sudden demise of Dr. S Ganeshan. Under his leadership, IGNOU, Regional Centre here achieved great heights and his demise is a big loss for the students' community. IGNOU associates prayed for eternal peace for the departed soul and prayed the Almighty to giving enough strength to the members of the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.

MP condoles death of Dr. S Ganeshan

Port Blair, July 22: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament and President, Pradesh Congress Committee, Andaman & Nicobar Islands along with all senior leaders of PCC and its frontal organizations have deeply mourned the sad and untimely demise of Mr. S. Ganeshan, Regional Director, IGNOU, Port Blair who passed away on 21.07.2020 at GB Pant Hospital and prayed to Almighty to give eternal peace to the departed soul and courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss, a communication said.

Tribal Development Council, A&N Islands takes up the issue of land erosion in Mus Village of Carnicobar with the Prime Minister

Port Blair, July 22: The residents of Mus village in Car Nicobar Island are living in fear after the land near the jetty has been going through massive soil erosion day by day for the last 20 years. The foundation of the shoreline protection seawall was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during his visit to Car Nicobar on 30th December 2018. However the construction work has not started and has created a panic among the villagers living near the shoreline as the monsoon season is about to begin. In this regard Shri Rayhaan Pasha, Secretary,  Tribal Development Council, A & N Islands has written to the Prime Minister praising him and seeking his intervention in this regard. Shri Pasha said construction of the shoreline protection seawall will bring a big relief to the islanders.

Earlier today Nicobar Chamber of Commerce and Industries had also tweeted the issue to the Prime Minister  and other officials of the district administration. Speaking to the media,  the executive secretary of NCCI Shri Ebrahim Jadwet said "the shoreline issue has been pending for a long time since the tsunami , I was so happy that finally the foundation stone was laid in 2018 but unfortunately the work has not started. I am glad that Rayhaan Pasha on behalf of Tribal Development Council has written to our beloved Prime Minister Modi ji to save the villagers of Mus village, and we hope the construction will start soon".

Mass Tree Plantation conducted by YBSC Trust


Port Blair, July 15: As part of 71st Van Mahotsav on July 13, in collaboration with the Forest Department, the Yuva Bharat Samaj Charitable Trust (YBSCT) & Tirupathi Temple Committee has conducted a Mass Tree Plantation campaign. Approximately 90 Nos. of flower saplings were planted at Ward No.14, Fisheries Colony, Dairy Farm with the support of Forest Department and Sri Sitaramanjaneya Temple Committee and help to made the event successfully, a communication said.