Panaji: January 19, 2020 …Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant in the presence of Union Minister of State for Defence, Shri Shripad Naik attended the 72nd Army Day, ‘Know Your Army Mela’ organized by 2 Signal Training Centre at Campal Ground, Panaji recently.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister thanked Military forces for their valuable contribution to liberate Goa from Portuguese regime on December 19,1961. He said, Goa got freedom after 14 years of India’s Independence and due to this people of Goa are lacking behind in the field of Military due to lack of adequate knowledge about the recruitment process in Military. He said, this event will enhance awareness amongst public, especially youth so that they opt for a career in Military Forces and take a sense of pride and respect about the guardians of our frontiers.
Shri Shripad Naik in his address lauded the role of Armed Forces in propagating the ideas of secularism, selfless service and imbibing patriotic fervor amongst the youth of the nation. He also appreciated the efforts of 2 signal Training Centre for conducting the event and at the same time advised youth to join armed Forces.
Events like static display of Military Equipment, Milatary Band Display, Army Dog Show were followed by various cultural programmes and performance by Army Helicopters.Traditional Lejim and Malkhamb teams from Belgaum displayed their talents. A mini obstacle course and selfie corner were also setup for school children at the venue.
Local public and School/College students were very inquisitive and fascinated by the event and equipment display and various military activities that were displayed.
Earlier on the arrival at the venue the Chief Minister and Union Minister of State for Defence were received by Commandant 2 Signal Training Centre Brigadier, Sanjay Rawal while Major Pal Fernandes and Havaldar Pramod Compered the function and proposed the vote of thanks.