18August2019

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Independence Day Celebrated at Car Nicobar

Dr. Monica Priyadarshini Releases ITDP Log, Felicitates Toppers of AISSCE & AISSE

Car Nicobar, Aug 18: The73rdIndependence Day was celebrated at Car Nicobar. The main function was held at Bishop John Richardson Stadium, Tamaloo, in which the Deputy Commissioner, Nicobar District, Dr. Monica Priyadarshini hoisted the National Flag. Prior to the flag hoisting, homage was paid by the Deputy Commissioner Nicobar, to the Father of the Nation at Gandhi Chowk, Malacca.

Speaking on the occasion, the DC highlighted the various projects and programmes that have been and are being implemented by the District Administration, Car Nicobar through various departments and agencies. She also launched the ITDP Logo on the occasion.  During the function, group dances and songs on patriotic theme were performed by school children and various sports activities were organized. The stage was decorated fully in traditional Nicobarese style.      

The Deputy Commissioner’s Commendation Certificate were awarded to the officers and officials working in various departments in Nicobar District in recognition of the good work done and dedication shown by them towards their duties and responsibilities in an efficient manner. During the function toppers of the AISSCE and AISSE for the academic year 2018-19 were felicitated.  

The chief guest inaugurated the Handicraft Mela and Food Festival organized by Self-Help Groups and Anganwadi workers at Priyadarshini Auditorium, Tamaloo. The Children Park at Big Lapathy village, constructed under ITDP was also inaugurated in the presences of Tribal leaders. 

In the evening inter-village Song and Inter-school dance competitions were organized at BJR stadium, Car Nicobar and prizes were distributed to winners by the Deputy Commissioner, Nicobar District.

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Mini PSAP at Car Nicobar Becomes Operational

Car Nicobar, Aug 18:  A mini Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) under Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) has been setup in the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), Car Nicobar and has become operational since Aug 14, 2019. The PSAP is operational round the clock to provide assistance to general public in distress within the short possible time. For availing the services of PSAP, the general public of Nicobar District may dial unified No. (112).

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STARS Ticketing Counter Becomes Operational at Shaheed Dweep

Port Blair, Aug 18: The Directorate of Shipping Services endeavors to provide all possible facilities and services across the Islands for ease of living for its residents as well as visitors visiting these Islands. Towards such an attempt, the Directorate of Shipping Services has made operational its STARS ticketing counter at Shaheed Dweep with effect from Aug 15, 2019.

The requirement of STARS Ticketing counter at Shaheed Dweep was a long felt demand and now with the opening of STARS ticketing counter there, the residents as wells as visitors visiting Shaheed Dweep can purchase ship tickets of the Directorate vessels for all sectors, in advance, including mainland from the above ticketing counter.

The counter is presently being operationalised with Single Window, which shall however be upgraded suitably in future. All the residents, along with tourists visiting Shaheed Dweep have been requested to avail this facility to avoid inconvenience.

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