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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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National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disability; Entries Invited

Port Blair, Aug 18: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, New Delhi is implementing the Scheme of National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. This year too, National awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities shall be conferred on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities i.e. on 3rd December, 2019 in the various categories viz. Best employee/Self-employed with Disabilities, Best Employer and placement Officer or Agency, Best Individual and institution working for the cause of persons with Disabilities, Role Model, Best Applied Research/Innovation or Product Development aimed at improving the life of persons with Disabilities, Outstanding work in the creation of Barrier-free Environment for the persons with Disabilities, Best District in providing rehabilitation service, Best State Channelizing Agency of the National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation, Outstanding Creative Adult persons with Disabilities, Best creative child with Disabilities, Best Braille Press, Best Accessible Website, Best State in promoting empowerment of persons with Disabilities and implementation of Accessible India Campaign, Best Sportsperson with Disability. 

Applications in the prescribed format (which is available in advertisement hosted on the website www.disabilitiyaffairs.gov.in) should be submitted to the Directorate of Social Welfare by August 26, 2019, so as to forward to the Ministry by 30th August 2019 accompanied by two passport sized photograph (in the case of individuals) and bio-data along with summary of achievements and documents in support thereof, Draft citation (not exceeding one page).

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YCCI Organises Chess Tournament on the Occasion of International Youth Day

Port Blair, Aug 18: TheYouth Chamber of Commerce & Industry organised a Chess Tournament for the Youth to commemorate “International Youth Day” at TSG Emerald View, Phoenix Bay.

Youth was encouraged to embrace the sport and enlightened about the ill effects of drugs and alcohol by President YCCI, Shri Tanveer Singh.

Cash Prizes were distributed across many categories starting from kids to seniors felicitating the winners on their achievement.

YCCI has actively been involved in encouraging the sport and has identified potential players who could represent Andaman Islands in the days to come.

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