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MASSIVE PROTEST AT GARACHARMA 19 houses evicted from Encroachment Land at Calicut; People hold Chakka Jam protest were constructed in encroached land. As per reports, nearly 19 houses were demolished by the Revenue Department after giving a proper notice to them. Sources said that the Revenue Department was

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Port Blair, Dec 01: People of Andaman Trunk Road after Calicut Basti near Rajaji the Revenue Department deNagar today blocked the molished their houses, which

Possible Document Theft from V K Pur Panchayat Ganesh Sarkar & Amit Halder Sheekha News Service Port Blair, Dec 01: The news of theft in Hut Bay Panchayat is still fresh in the minds of public and now there is yet another news of another theft at V K Pur Panchayat of Little Andaman. According to details yesterday when the workers of V K Pur Panchayat reached the office they found the front door’s lock is opened. They immediately informed the matter to police When police team entered the Panchayat they found that the Main Almirah of V K Pur Panchayat is open and all the documents are lying scattered all over

the floor. Panchayat Members suspect that it’s an attempt to steal some crucial documents of the Panchayat as everyone knows that after cash theft at Hut Bay

Panchayat, all Panchayats have been advised by police to keep cash in banks. Police is investigating this matter and a case has already been registered in this regard.

about to demolish nearly 58 houses constructed at Encroachment land at Calicut Basthi but large number of public gathered at the area did not allow the Revenue Department to demolish rest of the houses. However, after the (See page 8)


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Work in tandem to make the Islands an ‘AIDS free zone’: Lt. Governor Port Blair, Dec 1: Along with the rest of the country and the world, ‘World AIDS Day’ was observed in A&N Islands today to create greater awareness about the disease. The main function for the observance was organized at the Auditorium of GB Pant Hospital here this evening by the A&N AIDS Control Society (ANACS). The Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi was the chief guest on this occasion. The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Anindo Majumdar was the guest of honour while the Principal Secretary (Health), Shri Raajiv Yaduvanshi was also present on the occasion. Addressing the gathering,

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SNAKE HANDLING DEMO FOR CG PERSONNEL

Port Blair, Dec 01: The Wildlife Division of Department of Environment and Forest, Port Blair carried out live demonstration on snake identification and handling at Coast Guard Regional Headquarters, Port Blair on 01 Dec 16. The team led by Dr. Sam Varghese,

Senior Veterinary Officer conducted a lecture on safety in jungle, first-aid response to snake bites and on handling of snakes. To increase awareness, Coast Guard personnel were trained on catching and handling of both poisonness and non-poisoness snakes.

Huge haul of contra banned tobacco Products seized by Police, FSO team Port Blair, Dec 01: Keeping its commitment of stringent action against the sale, storage and transportation of contra banned tobacco products in the territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, on 30/11/2016 a team of PS Central Crime Station, Port Blair comprising of HC/Nakul Halder, HC/Bhupender Singh, HC/ Lokeshwar Rao and HG/Sudhir Halder headed by Inspr. Hari Narayan, SHO PS CCS in association with Food safety officials of DHS conducted search in a Pan Shop of Shri.Ajit Biswas S/o.Late.Sirish Biswas situated at Shadipur Junction and recovered 120 tins (each tin contain-

ing 50 grms chewing tobacco), 5 Nos. prepared Zarda Kagaz Pan and 2 small packets of Khaini. The aforesaid tobacco products are seized on the spot by the officials of Food safety under relevant sections of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 for initiating further course of legal action. The general public is appealed to inform any credible information pertaining to sale or possession of contra banned tobacco products or any other illegal activity on the following telephone numbers- 100, 232586 & 233307. The identity of the informer will be kept secret.

FSO team seizes huge quantity of tobacco Port Blair, Dec 01: Huge quantity of Tobacco/contraband caught/ disposed off by Administration. As part of surprise inspection on 29.11.2016 by a team of Food Safety officers on clear inputs from PS Aberdeen regarding possession of contraband tobacco products exclusively to search contraband products made surprise visits to the business premises of Shri. Pijush Guha Roy of M/s Poonam Enterprises, Gurudwara Line to check the sale of tobacco and/or nicotine products. Searched upon the godown owned by the Food Business Operator(FBOs). It is learnt that the FBOs have stored contraband products illegally. The market value of the seized items are Rs.14183/- approximately. The Food Safety Of-

ficers in the evening of 29.11.2016 seized tobacco products namely Karishma Zarda consisting of 15 cartoons worth approx. Rs. 3 Lakhs which was booked in favour of Calcutta City Supplier, Minnie Bay, Port Blair. The said tobacco products is seized and kept under the custody of the transporter after fulfilling all the formalities. Legal formalities against the FBO is under process. Meanwhile the CID Branch of A&N Police has handed over 12 cartoons of Baghban tobacco, 2 packet of Khaini pouches and 5 no’s of prepared pan seized from the residential premises of Food Business Operator Shri. Ajit Biswas, R/o Subash Nagar, Shadipur the market value of the contraband product is estimated to

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Orientation Programmme on Bionomics of Mosquito Vectors held Port Blair, Dec 01: A three days “Orientation Programmme on Bionomics of Mosquito Vectors” was organized for NVBDCP Staff by State Health Society (NVBDCP) and RMRC (ICMR) in association with Directorate of Health Services (A&N Islands) from 28th Nov’ to 30th Nov’ 2016 at the Conference Hall of Direc-

torate of Health Services, Port Blair. Dr. I.P Sunish, Scientist’D’ and Dr. A.N. Sriram Scientist ’D’ from RMRC (ICMR), Port Blair and Dr. Amitabha De, Deputy Dire ct or (M alar ia )/ J o in t Secretary(NVBDCP) was the resource person for the above said training.


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Illegal Tobacco products disposed of by District Administration Port Blair, Dec 01: Huge quantity of Tobacco/contraband caught/ disposed of by Administration. As part of surprise inspection on 29/11/

2016 by a team of Food Safety officers on clear inputs from PS Aberdeen regarding possession of contraband tobacco products exclusively

to search contraband products made surprise visits to the business premises of Shri. Pijush Guha Roy of M/s

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Lt. Governor visits Coast Guard Regional Headquarters Port Blair, Dec 02: Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, the Lt. Governor Andaman & Nicobar Islands visited Headquarters Coast Guard Region (Andaman & Nicobar) on 30 Nov 16 and was presented an overview of the Coast Guard operations and activities in the Andaman and Nicobar (See page 5)


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DIC Organized Awareness Programme for the Tribal Youths of Nancowry Group of Islands on Self Employment

Port Blair, Dec 01: District Industries Centre, Andaman & Nicobar Administration organized awareness-cummotivational Programme on Prime Ministers Employment Generation Scheme (PMEGP) and other government sponsored schemes of Line Departments of Andaman & Nicobar Administration at Katchal & Kamorta in Nancowry Group of Islands on 24th and 25th November, 2016. The Programmes were organized in association with Andaman &

Nicobar Sate Cooperative Bank, SBI, Department of Agriculture, Department of Animal Husbandry & Vety. Services, Department of Fisheries, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sanghtan, Block Development Office and Tribal Council. The main objective of the programme were to disseminate information about self employment schemes such as Prime Ministers Employment Generation Scheme (PMEGP) and Govt. Sponsored Schemes being implemented by Line Department of A & N Admin-

istration which provides gainful employment opportunities to the unemployed youths. While welcoming the audience, Shri. Jawaharlal Das, Economic Investigator welcomed the dignitaries and part icipant s who were present. He also highlighted the objectives of organizing such awareness-cum-motivational programme which is a peoples educat ion programme emphasizing on need for creating awareness among the unemployed youths. Speaking on the occasion during the programme at Kamorta, the Chief Guest Shri Casper James, Assistant Commissioner, Nancowry stated that the process of opting self employment needs planning and guidance from agencies such as District industries Centre and Banks. He moti(See page 6)

Photo Exhibition by DAVP Port Blair, Dec 01: The Field Exhibition Office, DAVP, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Port Blair has displayed photo Exhibition on the theme of “Mera Desh Badal Raha Hai- Aage badh Raha Hai” at Community

Hall, Chouldar i, South Andaman from 01-12-2016. The exhibition will remains open for the public up to 0512-2016. The exhibition reflect the Achievements, policies and programs of the Central Government. The Exhi-

Illegal Tobacco... Poonam Enterprises, Gurudwara Line to check the sale of tobacco and/or nicotine products. searched upon the godown owned by the Food Business Operator(FBOs). It is learnt that the FBOs have stored contraband products illegally. The market value of the seized items are Rs.14183/- approximately. The Food Safety Officers in the evening of 29/11/2016 seized tobacco products namely Karishma Zarda consisting of 15 cartoons worth approx. Rs. 3 Lakhs which was booked in favour of Calcutta City Supplier, Minnie Bay, Port Blair. The said tobacco products is seized and kept under the custody of the transporter after fulfilling all the formalities. Legal formalities against the FBO is under process. Meanwhile the CID Branch of A&N Police has handed over 12 cartoons of Baghban tobacco, 2 packet of Khaini pouches and 5 no’s of prepared pan seized from the residential premises of Food Business Operator Shri. Ajit Biswas, R/o Subash Nagar, Shadipur the market value of the contraband product is es-

timated to be around Rs.7800/- approx. the seized contraband tobacco products has been handed over the Food Safety officer and necessary adjudication process under the relevant section of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 is underway. Further, the Food Safety officers has also seized large quantity of contraband tobacco products from different locations of South Andaman including Havelock and Little Andaman, Accordingly 17 FBO’s have been booked under relevant sections and compounding procedure is under process and the confiscated tobacco products is destroyed by burning. All the stocks kept on hold at Little Andaman by the Food Business Operators has been destroyed by burning in the presence of Senior Officials of Little Andaman and Food Business Operators on 30/ 11/2016, the Market value of the stock destroyed is approx. Rs. 75000/-Meanwhile as per the report available from Nicobar District one Food Business Operator of Car Nicobar has been compounded and a fine of Rs. 1000/- has been imposed and realized as fine for pos-

bition was inaugurated by Shr i. M ohan Hald ar, Pradhan, Panchayat Chouldari, South Andaman in presence of Shri. V.M.Vanol, Asst.Director, PIB, PB, Sarpanch, Ward Members, and General Public. (From page 3) sessing contraband tobacco products in his premises. Meanwhile as per the report of Designated Officer, N&M Andaman all the declared stocks given by of 5 Food Business Operators on prohibited tobacco products at Mayabunder has been seized by the Food Safety Officer and adjudication process is already initiated against them as per law. The inspection team comprised of Smti. Sangeeta Naseem, Shri. A Khalid, Shri.Tahseen Ali, Shri. R.V. Murugaraj, Smti. S. Nisha, Shri.S.S.Santhosh, Smti. N. Rekha and Smti. Sarina Nadeem, Food Safety Officers alongwith Shri. S.Rajendran, and Shri. P. Malkondiah and Shri. Antony, Helper attached to Food Safety Unit, South Andaman alongwith the assistance of District Administration and Police Officials of PS, Aberdeen. Further District Administration once again warns all the food business operators of A&N Islands not to stock, sale or distribute contraband products under and if found in possession will be seized/recovered and action deemed fit will be initiated under relevant section of FSS Act, 2006

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Islands. The Lt. Governor interacted with Coast Guard Officers and discussed matters related to Coastal Security imperatives of the Islands, Coast Guard stake and responsibility towards safety and security of mariner & fisher folks at sea, the inter operatibility and synergy with other state agencies. The Lt. Governor visited Regional Operation Center (ROC) at this Headquarters for a first hand overview of the surveillance facilities and operational efficiency of the Coast Guard organization. Inspector General KS Sheoran PTM, TM Commander Coast Guard Region (A&N) briefed

the Lt. Governor about major infrastructure projects under progress to strengthen the Coastal Security matrix with emphasis on the Chain of Static Sensors (RADAR) project. COMCG (A&N) elucidated the Coast Guard Charter of duties for the Lt. Governor and informed on various operations including Search & Rescue, Antipoaching, Medical evacuation and the Community interaction programmes. The Lt. Governor was hosted at an official reception onboard Coast Guard Ship Vishwast and met Coast Guard Officers and men serving onboard. Smt Prem Mukhi, the first lady of the Islands, accompanied the Lt. Governor and interacted with the committee members of the Coast Guard Wives Welfare Association. A communiqué received from PRO Coast Guard.

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over $300 million to support India’s national AIDS program. The United States works closely with the Government of India to prevent new infections, improve the lives of people living with HIV, and support those who are being weighed down by stigma and discrimination against the disease. The Government of India has made tremendous progress in identifying those who are infected with HIV, and to make

treatment available to the people living with HIV and AIDS. Since 2001, new HIV infections have been reduced by 66 percent. This is an indication that the programs and messages are reaching those who are at risk of contracting HIV. This is an impressive accomplishment. In fact, this is why India’s national AIDS program is recognized as one of the most successful public health programs in the world.

AFFIDAVIT I Shri Matilal Gain, S/o Laxmi Kanta Gain, R/o Khudhirampur village, under Diglipur Tehsil in North Andaman, do hereby solemnly and sincerely declare the following:That, as per my Islander card my father correct and actual nname is recorded as LAXMI KANTA GAIN. But by bonafide mistake my father name is recorded in my land record as LOKKY KANTA GAIN instead of LAXMI KANTA GAIN. That, LAXMI KANTA GAIN and LOKKY KANTA GAIN is a same and one person. That affidavit is execute by me for rectification my father name in the land record. The above declaration is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. DEPONENT

LOST My class XII marksheet issued from Govt Sr Sec School Diglipur in the name of SHRIRUP DAS s/o SABUJ DAS r/ o V S Palli lost at Diglipur bazar. Finder please call 9474250569.

LOST My FIC card issued in the name of SUMATI MALLICK d/ o Chittaranjan Mallick r/o Madhupur bearing No 2007032625 lost at Diglipur bazar. Finder please call 9679559416.


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Lok Sabha pays tributes to Nagrota terror attack victims NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha on Thursday paid tributes to seven Army personnel, who were killed in a terror attack in Nagrota near Jammu, a day after Speaker rejected the demand of opposition for an obituary reference for the same incident on the grounds that final details were yet to emerge. As soon as the House assembled, Speaker Sumitra M ahajan r e fer r ed to Tuesday's incident and said t he House st r ongly c ondemned the dastardly act of terrorists in which seven sol-

diers were martyred and several others were injured. Mahajan also expressed deep condolences to the bereaved families and wished speedy recovery of those injured. The obituary reference was made a day after Opposit ion member s walked out of Lok Sabha as their demand for an obituary reference on the soldiers who died in the same terror attack was rejected by the Speaker on the grounds that final details were yet to emerge.

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vated and urged the youths to first select an activity of their choice and ability then get trained and latter seek financial assistance under the different scheme. He also urged the youths to utilize this opportunity provided by DIC in brining all the Department of the A&N Administration and Banks under one roof and get all the required information and be benefited. He further assured that he shall extend full support in respect for grounding the activity by the unemployed youths under self employment schemes. He emphasized on the fact that SME’s are the largest employment providers in Indian contest and encouraged the youths to take interest in self employment rather than in waiting for jobs. During the Technical Session of the programme the resource person from District Industries Center Shri K. Jai Kumar, IPO(EI), DIC explained in details about the eligibility condition and other parameters of Prime Ministers Employment Generat ion Programme and Stand up India schemes of Govt. of India. The Resource Person from Department of Fisheries, Smt. Jolly Varghese, Assistant Fisheries Development Officer, Kamorta. Dr. Ashim Roy, Sr. Veter inary Offic er, Kamorta. Shri A. Soundar Rajan, Assistant Director, Depart ment Agricult ure.

Mohammed Tarique Shah, Youth Coordinator from NYK S, K amort a. Shri Belthazer, Extension Officer, BDO, Kamorta and Shri Moosa Mohd Hussain, Sr. Manager, ANSCB, Kamorta explained in detail the various scheme, programme and assistance provided by their respective departments towar ds promot ion and growth of self employment. After the deliberation, an Inter Active Session was arranged in the presence of Shri Casper James, Assistant Commissioner, Nancowry between the participants and Resource Persons of Line Departments. During the session the prospective entrepreneurs raised some issues which were answered satisfactorily and settled by the Resource Persons amicably. Alt ogether, the Programmes were attended by 76 people from the adjoining areas. Out of which 16 prospective entrepreneurs came forward with their interest in different projects based on suitability of the area concerned . Subsequently, their projects were placed and selected by the Sub-Taskforce committee under the chairmanship of Assistant Commissioner Nancowry and the selected applications will be forwarded to the concern Banks for financial assistance under PMEGP.

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Super Specialists services at GB Pant Port Blair, Dec 01: Super Specialists services from Medica SuperSpecialty Hospital, Kolkata, will be rendering their Services in GB Pant Hospital, Port Blair from 05th December 2016 to 10th December 2016,

they will examine the patients at OPD, GB Pant Hospital, Port Blair, in the following disciplines. 1.Dr. Anish Ghosh (Neurologist) from 8th to 10th December 2016 2.Dr. Apurba Siva

FSO team... be around Rs.7800/- approx. the seized contraband tobacco products has been handed over the Food Safety officer and necessary adjudication process under the relevant section of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 is underway. Further, the Food Safety officers has also seized large quantity of contraband tobacco products from different locations of South Andaman including Havelock and Little Andaman, Accordingly 17 FBO’s have been booked under relevant sections and compounding procedure is under process and the confiscated tobacco products is destroyed by burning. All the stocks kept on hold at Little Andaman by the Food Business Operators has been destroyed by burning in the

(Medical Gastroenterologist) from 5th to 8thDecember 2016 3.Dr. Akhilesh Agarwal (Plastic Surgeon) from 5th to 7th December 2016 4.Dr. Arun Ganguly (Plastic Surgeon) from 9th to 10th (From page 2)

presence of Senior Officials of Little Andaman and Food Business Operators on 30/11/2016, the Market value of the stock destroyed is approx. Rs. 75000/Meanwhile as per the report available from Nicobar District one Food Business Operator of Car Nicobar has been compounded and a fine of Rs. 1000/- has been imposed and realized as fine for possessing contraband tobacco products in his premises. Meanwhile as per the report of Designated Officer, N&M Andaman all the declared stocks given by of 5 Food Business Operators on prohibited tobacco products at Mayabunder has been seized by the Food Safety Officer and adjudication process is already initiated against them as per

law. The inspection team comprised of Smt. Sangeeta Naseem, Shri. A Khalid, Shri. Tahseen Ali, Shri. R.V. Murugaraj, Smt. S. Nisha, Shri. S.S. Santhosh, Smt. N. Rekha and Smt. Sarina Nadeem, Food Safety Officers alongwith Shri. S.Rajendran, and Shri. P. Malkondiah and Shri. Antony, Helper attached to Food Safety Unit, South Andaman alongwith the assistance of District Administration and Police Officials of PS, Aberdeen. Further District Administration once again warns all the food business operators of A&N Islands not to stock, sale or distribute contraband products under and if found in possession will be seized/ recovered and action deemed fit will be initiated under relevant section of FSS Act, 2006.

December 2016 5.Dr. Anil Kumar Singhi (Paed Cardiologist) from 5th to 7th December 2016 For screening of cases for Super Specialist treatment, the General Public is requested

to consult HOD (Medicine) for Paed Cardiology cases, Medical Gastroenterologist and Neurologist cases and HOD(Surgery) for Plastic Surgeon in their respective OPDs at GB Pant Hospital, Port Blair.

Power suspension Port Blair, Dec 01: Power supply will remain suspended in some of the areas on 03.12.2016 from 0730 hours to 1400 hours for maintenance of transmission and distribution system. The areas to be affected from power interruption are Haddo, Haddo Wharf, Foreshore Road and upto Civil Aviation Delanipur,

Work in... the Lt. Governor expressed happiness that ‘World AIDS Day’ is being observed in A&N Islands. He said, the UNO, considering the seriousness of AIDS and its impact on world population, declared 1st December as World AIDS Day, with the objective of creating awareness among people about the dreaded disease, its causes and prevention. Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, commonly known as AIDS, is a dreaded disease which has spread all over the world and till date no definite cure has been found for it, he said. The Lt. Governor stated that in order to observe the World AIDS Day meaningfully, it is pertinent to prepare planned activities for prevention and control of AIDS, setting target of zero HIV Islands and adopting a particular vulnerable village. Arrangements should be made for the visit of eminent Medical Officers, nurses, paramedic staff, medical college students as well as youth to such places for observance of World AIDS Day, in a different and meaningful manner, he observed. The Lt. Governor lauded the A&N AIDS Control Society for the efforts made in containing the spread of AIDS in the Islands and stressed the need for continuous efforts, particularly at the grass root level. The Lt. Governor appealed to one and all present on the occasion to motivate people in propagating about the causes of AIDS, its mode of transmission and preventive measures; and to work in tandem in making these Islands an AIDS free zone in the years to come. The Lt. Governor also distributed certificates to the winners of various competitions organized by ANACS as part of the observance of the Day. A puppet show by Ms. Priyanka Talukdar and a welcome song presented by artists of Mukta Dhara received huge applause from the gathering. In his address, the Chief Secretary, Shri Anindo Majumdar remarked that though the incidence of AIDS in A&N Islands is low as compared to the national level, the vulnerability is more and we cannot be complacent, as we are no longer isolated and are exposed to the disease. He stated that AIDS is a raging global issue and India ranks 3rd in AIDS cases. He stressed that more information, education and

Chatham Mill, Chatham Wharf, IOC, MES Power House, Buniyadabad, AIR, DDK Colony, part of Delanipur, part of Prem Nagar, Coast Guard Enclave, Coast Guard HQ, Coast Guard Jetty, Panipath Raod & Fortress Head Quarter. The above works shall be carried out subject to weather condition.

(From page 2) communication besides awareness camps have to be organized to educate the masses. The Chief Secretary also lauded the A&N AIDS Control Society for its initiative and sincere efforts towards combating the disease. However, the need of the hour is to strengthen the activities and have empathy towards AIDS patients, he said adding that the tendency to stigmatize AIDS patients is more due to less awareness about the disease and we need to dispel such notion. He called upon every Islander as well as the health machineries to help reach out to AIDS patients with encouragement. Speaking on the occasion, the Principal Secretary (Health), Shri Raajiv Yaduvanshi said, ANACS is working consistently in controlling the disease and disseminating information to the people about the disease since its inception in the Islands. He said, the blood bank of GB Pant Hospital is in accordance with international protocol and guideline and hence safety is ensured. He said, the UN Motto for AIDS is Zero Tolerance towards AIDS and it must be ensured that the same is adopted here. In her address, the Director, Health Services, Dr. Shipra Paul called upon the students of ANIIMS, Nursing College, ANM Training school, youth, as well as health workers to disseminate information about AIDS, its preventive measures & mode of transmission to create awareness in the society and help make these Islands AIDS free zone. In his welcome address, the Project Director, ANACS, Dr. R. K. Haldar explained about the significance of the day. He also highlighted about the mode of transmission of AIDS, its preventive measures and the activities done by ANACS in spreading awareness among the masses and the efforts made in controlling the spread of the disease. He said, the theme for observance of ‘World AIDS Day’ this year is ‘Hands Up For HIV Prevention’. The programme which was attended among others by Senior Doctors of G B Pant Hospital, HoDs of ANIIMS, Students from Medical College, ANM Training School, Nursing School, Nurses and heath workers concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by the Deputy Director (IEC), ANACS, Dr. Jahanara Yasmeen.


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Model School felicitates its National Kala Utsav Winners Young Artists’ superb performance lauded

Port Blair, Dec 01: The Govt. Model Senior Secondary School Port Blair felicitated its National Kala Utsav 2016 Winners yesterday at its premises. In a programme organized in the morning assembly the chairperson of the Inspection committee the Deputy Director(Academics) Dr. Suman Devi while distributing Trophies and certificates to the students said that it’s a proud moment for the Islands. The young artists have shown their mettle at the National level and made us feel proud with their achievement. The Principal Dr. Dheeraj Kumar in his speech said that that the young artists of the school have brought laurels to the Islands by winning the first prize in the visual art category and 3rd prize in the tribal dance category at the National level competition held in New Delhi recently. This is first ever occasion when any state/UT has won 2 prizes in one Kala Utsav. The SMC and SMDC members also congratulated the team. In the visual art category,

the school team under the guidance of the Fine Arts PGT Shri G. Suresh Kumar had chosen the topic ‘Body Ornaments of the Primitive Jarawa Tribe’. The students had done intensive research work to explore about the details of the art technique used by the tribes to prepare their natural ornaments. They visited the Anthropological Survey of India, ANTRI and Kala Pani museum and talked to the anthropologists regarding the art form. They collected materials like the plant leaves and shells from the coastal areas and had started preparing the ornaments in the school painting lab. The Guide Teacher G. Suresh Kumar while sharing his experience of the National Competition, said that the competition was very tough out there. Total 39 teams from all the states, UTS, KVS and JNVs were there. The jury though was very much impressed by the e-project(small documentary) of the presentation developed under the guidance of Shri Ashok Kumar Singh, which the jury had seen prior to the commencement of the stage

performances. The e-project shows the various stages of the making of the presentation and it contains 30% of the total marks. Shri Suresh said it was an historic moment when the Islands’ team was declared the winner of the visual category consecutively second year. An artist of the team Yuvashri said it was an historic memorable experience for the entire team to participate at the National level. The hospitality by the Ministry and NCERT was unforgettable and the Project officer Shri R.K. Singh of the UT RMSA unit was always in touch with the team over phone and took care of the children who were on their maiden visit to the capital. The Team Coordinator shri Shailendra Lall discharged his duties with utmost dedication and the visiting students did not feel any inconvenience. In the tribal dance category the school had chosen rather a very difficult dance form of Primi-

tive tribe Jarawa. This art form is still not very known. The team of the student artists under the guidance of the Choreographer teacher Smti Anuradha Ganeshan started research work, visiting the Anthropological Survey of India, ANTRI and Kala Pani museum. They referred several books written by the eminent Anthropologists, to a get idea about the dance art form of Jarawa. What is unique about the art form is that no musical instruments are used in the dance, rather the rythem is generated by clapping and beating foot on the ground. In the dance presentation the moments of joy of the daily like of the aboriginal tribe has been depicted effectively through creativity. Sharing her experience the mentor and choreographer of the dance Smti Anuradha Ganeshan said the competition at the National level was really very tough, but they got an advantage due to the creative enactment on the stage, using the visual and sound effects and beautiful presentation of the dancing steps. The e-project for this art form too has been developed under the direction of shri Ashok Kumar Singh PGT, depicting the different stages of the making of the presentation starting from the research work, material collection, rehearsals etc. The dance was awarded 3rd prize at the National Level in new Delhi, thus created a sort of history as 2 prizes were bagged by the Islands. An artist Sher Bahadur Rai said that initially after watching the great

folk dances of the different states they got little nervous, but soon they got over the negative psychological impulse and felt themselves more determined to give their best and rest became history. He said that the presence of the secretary Education Smti Tanvi Garg and Smti Rupa Ray at the venue did not let them feel that they are away from their homes.   The  National  Kala  Utsav was inaugurated by the Union Minister of HRD Shri Prakash Javdekar and the awards and medals were given by the Mos HRD Dr. Mahendranath Pandey. On both occasions the ministers showed interest and appreciated the work of the students who had come from the remote Islands of Andaman Nicobar. The school’s theatre presentation prepared by Shri Satyan PGT, based on the historic ‘Battle of Aberdeen’ was also very much appreciated. The audience got mesmerized listening to the classic Nicobari Folk song presented by the Govt. SSS. Prothrapur at National level as well. The contingent of the Islands included 27 students from the Model School who represented the Visual Art, Tribal Dance and Theatre category, whereas 10 students were from the Govt. SSS. Prothrapur, South Andaman who presented Folk Song at the National level.

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houses were demolished all the villagers came and sat on the ATR road in front of Garacharma Hospital and the protest continued for more than 3 hours. The road blockade however, caused misery for many, especially school students who were returning back home from the school and had to wait empty belly for hours, because of the Chakka Jam. Talking to Andaman

Sheekha, the villagers said that they were staying there in the encroachment land since last 10-15 years but in all these years no one even came to enquire about them and hence according to them this action of the Revenue Department is not justified. “Now we are homeless where we will take our children, where will we cook food, the administration should come forward to help,” demanded a lady whose

house was demolished. Many Politicians reached the spot in support of the protest. As per sources, the Calicut Panchayat with the help of Councillors and party is preparing food for nearly 150 villagers, whose houses were demolished. Meanwhile in a press release by the Revenue Department justified the reason behind this eviction drive where it is stated that as per the procedures prescribed

under A&N Islands LRR 1966 & Rules 1968, Encroachments on Govt. land, bearing Sy No. 1/P at Calicut village, Port Blair Tehsil have been removed today on 01/12/2016. This is part of a massive encroachment eviction drive conducted by the revenue department, led by SDM SA, and including 35 revenue field functionaries and more than 60 Police officials & IRBN team, in presence of PRI members. There were a total of 30 structures,

including permanent and semi permanent, which were removed. Machineries like 03 excavators, and trucks were used by the eviction team. Around 2 hectares of government land has been restored. The district Administration has cautioned public to refrain from such unauthorized activities and encroachments, including buying and selling encroached land.

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