CM urges people to work in unison to make Goa ideal & progressive state

Panaji, Dec 19 (UNI) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday made an ardent appeal to the people of the state to eschew their differences if any and unite and work in unison to make Goa a ideal and progressive state in all respect.

Speaking as Chief Guest after unfurling the national tri-colour on the occasion of 60th Year celebration of Goa Liberation at Parade Ground in the city, the Chief Minister said his government was endeavoring to achieve self-sufficiency with thrust on promoting self-employment to achieve desired result under Atmanirbhar Bharat and Swayampurna Goa campaign.

The Chief Minister said to accomplish the task, the local self government bodies such as panchayat and muncipalities can play a vital and crucial role to supplement the efforts of the governemnt in taking the benefit of the schemes and other faciltities being provided by the government to the last person of the society.

He said Swaympurna Goa mission started with interaction at panchayat level on Gandhi Jayanthi Day was showing results. The officers appointed as Swaympurna Mitra’s had already started visiting panchayat to review the activities, he added

The Chief Minister said, ‘If every Panchayat strives to be self reliant, Goa can easily become Swaympurna. During lockdown when all imports were restricted, people, especially the younger generation, started cultivating, thereby showing their ability to shoulder responsibility and be role models for others to emulate.’

‘As the whole world is reeling under Covid 19, it also created new opportunities, new lifestyles and financial challenges. Union Government under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah provided timely facilities and other infrastructure facilities to overcome this situation. Government financial package especially for micro, small and medium enterprises provided the requisite financial stimulus to small and big enterprises,’ he said.

Goa too fought diligently to fight the novel epidemic with the able support and cooperation of the entire administration, Dr Sawant said and acknowledged the contribution of the front line covid warriors on behalf of all the people of Goa for their dedicated work.

The Chief Minister, on his arrival, was received by Minister for Revenue Jennifer Monserrate, Chief Secretary Parimal Rai, IAS, and Director General of Police Mukesh Kumar Meena.

Earlier, Dr Sawant took the Guard of Honour from police and also inspected the parade.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister Sawant presented awards to 57 awardees for their contribution in different fields.

Dr Sawant also released Compendium of Instructions (Vol II


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