Port Blair, Dec. 31: The A&N Police has conceptualised and put together 'The Museum of the Japanese Occupation' near the Police Lines to highlight the history of those three dark years of suffering.

It was felt that mainlanders and tourists are totally ignorant even of the fact that the Imperial Japanese forces had occupied these islands. Even young Islanders have sketchy or no knowledge about that period.

The Museum was put together in the record time of sixteen days at a nominal cost as a labour of love. Regimental funds of the A&N Police were used for the purpose.

Entry of the public and tourists will be free of charge. The Museum will be jointly inaugurated at 5 P.M. on the 1st of January, 2013 by Shri Gauri Shankar Pandey and Shri Ahmad Mujtaba, who are the sons of Martyrs shot by the Japanese at Humphreygunj and are living encyclopaedias of the history of the islands.

Schools have been requested to organise visits to the museum for their students in the coming days. Contribution of any relevant exhibits and suggestions for improvement will be welcome. The museum can be visited between 10 A.M. and 6 P.M. on all days of the week.

Andaman Chronicle Wishes a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2013 to Our Esteemed Readers!

Port Blair, Dec 15: Firing practice by Naval Coast Battery will be carried out from Ross Island (110 40.6 Min North 920 46 Min East) in seaward direction from 1 pm to 3 pm on Dec 24, 2008.

Port Blair, Dec 15: The meeting of District Planning Committee (DPC) for South Andaman District to discuss the Annual Plan 2009-10 of various Departments of A & N Islands began today in the conference hall of Zilla Parishad. The Member of Parliament, A&N Islands, Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman and Chairperson, DPC addressed the Committee meeting.
On the first day, plan proposals/schemes related to the Departments of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, Fisheries, Co-operation, Industries, Police & Fire Services, Jail, Labour, Employment & Training, Health, Education, Technical Education, Transport, Environment & Forest and Science & Technology were discussed.