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.