Chief Minister Digambar Kamat has said that his Government is working hard for the development of backward talukas like Canacona without any party affiliations, at the inaugural ceremony of the ninth Lokotsav 2011 organized by Adarsh Yuva Sangh and Balram Gram Vikas Saunstha, Gaondongrim, Cotigao; in association with the Directorate of Art and Culture in Mushifond, Amona; near Painguinim on Friday.
The chief minister informed that besides construction of better quality roads in Canacona taluka, other works amounting to Rs. 8 crore have been taken up by the water resources department for rehabilitation of flood affected. And the construction of the office of the deputy collector has already been started as a part of the decentralization of power for the convenience of the people of Canacona, he added.
The chief minister said in a democratic set up it is the bounden duty of the Government to work for the welfare of the people, be it providing basic amenities, employment or any other facilities. Kamat also released a souvenir Bhumiputra on this occasion.
PWD Minister Churchill Alemao said that the venue of the festival Adarsha Village has been developed under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act Scheme (MGNREGA). He informed that the project is a brain child of local MLA Ramesh Tawadkar.
Poinguinim MLA Ramesh Tawadkar informed that about 200 labourers were employed for one month under MGNREGA Scheme to develop the venue so that it becomes an ideal spot for eco-tourism. The venue will be a permanent spot for this festival, he added.
During the two day Lokotsav different competitions like solo singing, ghumat aarti, poetry recitation, poster, quiz, drawing and painting, monologue, essay writing and folk dance will be held.