Andaman to hold tsunami remembrance day

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Port Blair, Dec 22 (UNI) The Andaman and Nicobar administration will hold a tsunami remembrance day to mark the third anniversary of the disaster that hit the remote archipelago killing nearly 3,800 people on December 26, 2004.

Official sources said here today that an all religion morning prayer will be held at the tsunami memorial here on December 26.

Andaman and Nicobar Administration chief secretary C Targey and other dignitaries would offer floral tributes to those who lost their lives on that unfortunate day.

A siren would be blown in Andaman at 0630 hrs and be followed by two minutes silence by all the islanders.

Meawhile, the administration officials have also confirmed that President Pratibha Patil would visit the union territory from December 26 to 28.

The President would also visit the rehabilitation work sites in the tsunami-affected areas of the islands and interact with the affected people.

Similar programme would also be held at the tsunami memorial of Car Nicobar Island, which was the worst hit place.

Besides, the Air Force base at Car Nicobar would also organise the remembrance day. The base had suffered major brunt of the catastrophe.

UNI

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