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Art Camp and Cartoon Workshop for School Children Gets Underway

Port Blair, May 24: The much awaited painting and cartoon making workshop being organized by the Kala Kendra Society in collaboration with South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur got under way with a stroke of brush on a canvas by Shri Shailendra Kumar Singh, Director, Art & Culture followed by Shri Meenakshinatha Pillai, Coordinator, South Zone Cultural Centre at Andaman Club at 4 pm today.

While speaking at the inaugural function, Shri Shailendra Kumar Singh, Director, Art & Culture assured the budding artists of these Islands that the Kala Kendra Society is making every possible effort to promote Art & Culture in these Islands. 

During the camp, the budding artists shall have an opportunity to make their best contribution in fine arts. The camp will continue till 1st June and will conclude with an exhibition, wherein the art works done by the budding artists, will be put on display on 2nd June  for general public.

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CFNEU Organises Orientation Training Course on Health and Nutrition

Port Blair, May 24: Community Food and Nutrition Extension Unit (CFNEU), Port Blair organised an Orientation Training Course on “Health and Nutrition” for Anganwadi workers at Ferrargunj recently. About 30 Aanganwadi workers were enrolled in the course and they were sensitized about various aspects of health and nutrition like "Low birth weight, Nutrition requirements of adolescent girls, pregnant women & lactating mothers, significance of early initiation of breast feeding, exclusive breast feeding for 6 months and continuing breast feeding to infants for 2 years. 

Shri Anil Kumar Dhiman, Demonstration officer of CFNEU informed the Anganwadi workers about causes, consequences, symptoms & prevention of Anaemia, Vitamin A deficiency, Iodine Deficiency Disorder and consequences of child malnutrition. The importance of adequate nourishment to infants and children was also highlighted in the training. Preparation of low cost food items like mix fruits chana chat, nutritious ladoo was also demonstrated on the occasion. CFNEU operates under Food and Nutrition Board of Ministry of Woman and Child Development.

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Shri M.Vinod President, AATO alongwith all its Members have deeply mourned the sudden demise of K. Sayed Alvi, Father of Shri K. Hamza , General Secretary, AATO at Chennai yesterday night.. We pray to the almighty to give courage and strength to the bereaved Family to bear this irreparable loss

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