The 61st Republic Day of India was celebrated all over Goa with official functions held at different taluka headquarters even as the main function was held in Panjim. Goachronicle.com brings you a glimpse of the celebrations in Goa
CANACONA: Water Resources Minister Filipe Neri Rodrigues appealed to the people to work towards strengthening peace and harmony in the state after unfurling the national flag at government complex, Canacona.
Addressing the gathering, Rodrigues said that in the last six decades, the country has made tremendous progress in every sphere of human activity. He added that the state government also has contributed significantly to the present growth and development in the state.
The minister urged the people to cooperate with the government to keep Goa clean and maintain its beauty.
SANGUEM: Urban Development Minister Joaquim Alemao unfurled the tri-colour at Sanguem. In his address, he appealed to the people to work together to maintain peace and harmony and take Goa to greater heights of development.
Referring to the developmental works in Sanguem, Alemao assured that he will strive to solve the problems of constructing a bridge, by-pass road, community hall, construction of Ravindra Bhavan, new building for municipality and also installation of garbage treatment plant for Sanguem on priority.
MARGAO: Public Works Department Minister Churchill Alemao requested the people to whole- heartedly support government’s initiative to construct national highways, after hoisting the national tricolor at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda.
“We need highways due to the increasing number of vehicles, avoid accidents and meet the needs of future generations;: he said and appealed to the people to spread this message in their respective areas.
He assured that the concerned MLAs will be taken into confidence over the alignment of the highway and further promised to suitably compensate all those affected by it.
Construction of signature bridges across Zuari River and also Galgibag and Talpona will be a priority, he said.
Recalling the sacrifices of freedom fighters and martyrs for Goa’s freedom, Alemao informed that steps have already been initiated by the Government to provide jobs the children of freedom fighters.
MAPUSA: Tourism Minister Nilkanth Halarnkar unfurled the national tri-colour and took the salute at Mapusa and in his address while recalling the sacrifices of freedom fighters, appealed to the people to re-dedicate themselves and work with a greater sense of commitment and determination to accelerate all round growth and sustainable progress of the State and the nation as a whole.
PONDA: Stating that the union government has given top priority for quality education, Home Minister Ravi Naik said the State Government has initiated efforts to enhance literacy rate in Goa while addressing the gathering at Sports Complex Ground, Kurti, Ponda.
Naik said that education has been made mandatory to the children up to 14 years of age to ensure cent percent enrolment in schools.
BICHOLIM: Transport Minister Ramkrishna Dhavlikar called upon people to maintain unity irrespective of caste or religion for the smooth progress of state and nation while addressing the gathering at Shivaji Maharaj Maidan, Bicholim.
PERNEM: Sports Minister Manohar Azgaonkar said that the government has emphasized on boosting sports activities in Goa and informed that about 8500 students have benefited under the sports policy while addressing the gathering at Pernem.
He said even though Goa was liberated 14 years after India’s independence, it has made tremendous progress in health, education etc.
He asserted that the proposed international Airport at Mopa and Sports City at Dhargal will help to achieve further socio-economic progress in Pernem taluka besides, generating employment avenues. He called upon the people in Pernem to remain united and cooperate with the Government to expedite the projects for their benefit.