Home Minister interacts with PRIs at Havelock

Port Blair
8 Apr 2017

The Union Home Minister, Mr Rajnath Singh visited Havelock Island on Saturday. He was accompanied by the Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Mr Anindo Majumdar and other senior officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs and A&N Administration.
On arrival at Havelock helipad, the Home Minister was received by the Adhyaskh, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman, Mr Jaydeep Kumar Dey, PBMC, Chairperson, Mr B. Eswar Rao, Pradhan Havelock, Mr Ajit Kumar Mandal, Pramukh, Mr Apurva Chandra Roy and PRI Members.
After arrival at Havelock, the Home Minister visited Radhanagar beach where he was greeted by the tourists, who were ecstatic to meet him. He also interacted with them while enjoying the scenic beauty of the beach. Mr Singh appreciated the beautiful ambience of Radhanagar beach besides maintenance of cleanliness and security of tourists. The Home Minister also visited the recently inaugurated Sagarika Govt. Emporium at Radhanagar beach and evinced keen interest in the beautiful handicrafts on display. The staff of Sagarika Emporium also presented a memento to the Home Minister.
At Dolphin Resort, the Home Minister held a brief  interaction with the PRI members. Addressing them, the Home Minister said, under the leadership of Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, development of A&N Islands is taking place at a fast pace. The Home Minister also enquired about opening of ‘Jan Dhan’ accounts and implementation of ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ at Havelock.
Speaking on the occasion, the Lt. Governor said, the Administration welcomes people to come and highlight their grievances. He urged the residents of Havelock to make use of the public meetings being held at Raj Niwas every Tuesday, where they can meet the Lt. Governor and present their issues for redressal. He also assured to look into the issues highlighted in the memorandum, submitted by the Pradhan and take necessary steps.
On way back to Port Blair, the Home Minister visited the Barren Island. The Island, located 137 km north east of Port Blair, is India’s only active volcano. It was recently in news when researchers from the Goa based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) reported the volcano to be active and spewing lava and smoke.
After returning to Port Blair in the day, the Home Minister also met representatives of different sections of civil society at Raj Niwas. On completion of his tour, the Union Home Minister, Mr Rajnath Singh left for New Delhi in the afternoon. He was  accorded a befitting send off  by the Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Member of Parliament, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray, Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Mr Anindo Majumdar and other senior officers of the Administration.