‘Goa Day’ in connection with India International Trade Fair was celebrated on 18th November at the Lalit, New Delhi. The function was graced by several dignitaries Including Rajeev Shukla, the Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs who was the Chief Guest while the host for the dinner was Chief Minister Digambar Kamat.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajeev Shukla lauded the progress made by Goa for the last 50 years and suggested to have a road map for further development for next 50 years. Shukla further opined that Goa can be further developed keeping in view the progress made by Macau, after taking precaution of preserving the local culture.
Shukla further advocated proposed Mopa airport because, he said, the present Dabolim airport is under Naval authorities and therefore has restriction. He also justified the proposed sea link between Dona Paula to Dabolim since presently it takes more than 45 minutes to reach the capital city.
Kamat gave credit to all successive Governments for tremendous development. He said, the Government has constituted a council under eminent scientist Ragunath Mashelkar to guide the development for another 25 years.
Besides, a cultural programme was presented on the occasion.