Port Blair: Vice President Hamid Ansari has shown a deep interest in the anthropological and cultural aspects of different aboriginal tribes of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands during his four-day visit there.
Visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Tribal Research Institute (ANTRI) on the eve of its first anniversary, the Vice President inspected the exhibits on tribal lifestyles and was briefed about the linkages of the tribes with their counterparts in certain other parts of the world.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lieutenant Governor Lt Gen (retd.) AK Singh shared the evolution of the ANTRI with Vice President Ansari, also explaining the aspirations of some of the tribes and gave details on the welfare measures being undertaken by the Union Territory Administration with responsibility and accountability, by taking into account the learned views of specialists on the subject and other stakeholders.
Chief Secretary Anand Prakash, Director General of Police Sudhir Yadav and many other officials also accompanied the Vice President during his visit of ANTRI.