Goa IT Minister Rohan Khaunte unfurled national flag on occasion of Independence Day which was celebrated at Mapusa on Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, he said, “We celebrate Independence Day to remember those who gave their life for our freedom.”
Khanute said, “Every state has to build on its plus points to contribute to building the nation. Under the leadership of our Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, we have done a lot of things for the people. Government’s Industrial policy, Start-Up policy and IT policy have been done for the youth of Goa. We want Goa to become a knowledge hub. We have been getting a good response to these policies. These policies have led to skill development, encouraging innovation etc.”
He said there would soon be Revenue Bhavans in Porvorim and Mapusa which would help the people of Goa.
The Minister also spoke of how the Government had made it easier for people to obtain important documents from the Government Departments online and free of cost.
Khaunte said, “Today we are faced with different challenges like terrorism, assault on women, etc and we all have to work together to solve these challenges.”
Present on the occasion were the Deputy Collector and SDO of Bardez, Gaurish Shankwalkar, Deputy Collector II, Clen Madeira, senior Government officials, students from various schools and others.