Next Bharat Nirman PIC at Tsunami-ravaged Car Nicobar

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Port Blair, Mar 05 (UNI) The Central media departments, headed by the Press Information Bureau, Port Blair, have decided to hold the next round of Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign (PIC) at the tsunami-ravaged Car Nicobar Islands in the first week of April.

Car Nicobar, the capital island of the Nicobar Group of Islands, was the worst hit in the 2004 Tsunami.

However, the Andaman Lt Governor had advised the media heads to pay special attention to the remote tribal areas of the islands and organise special campaigns in partnership with the Union Territory administration and the Tribal Council, Assistant Information Officer of the PIB in Andaman O N Jaiswal told UNI today.

Chief Secretary of the Andaman and Nicobar administration Cherring Targay too had been guiding and advising the media heads about necessary steps to be taken with regard to the Bharat Nirman PIC which not only disseminates information about various government schemes to the rural folk, but also enables the development departments and other agencies to showcase their achievements.

In connection with the forthcoming PIC, a three-member team of the core group will be visiting Car Nicobar on March 7 to make necessary arrangements in coordination with the district administration and Tribal Council, Mr Jaiswal added.

The team will give the necessary feedback to the Chief Secretary for required action.

More than 30 departments of the administration, Centre, Andaman and Nicobar Command, Coast Guards, Tribal Council and NGOs are likely to participate in the PIC.

The previous two Bharat Nirman PICs at Wimberleygunj (South Andaman) and Rangat (Middle Andaman) had evoked tremendous response from the people.

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