Panaji,  August 15, 2016 …. Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar led the State in saluting the National Tri-colour during the State level function of the 70th Independence day at the Old Secretariat in Panjim today. He later reviewed the Guard of honour presented by the contingents of Goa and Maharashtra Police.

Speaking on the occasion Shri Parsekar said that the efforts of the Government would be to generate employment opportunities in a big way in the state. The Government he said has set up Goa Investment Promotion & Facilitation Board which would help generate employment opportunities.

The Chief Minister said that the state has made a notable progress in all spheres despite having missed the three five year plans initially.

The Chief Minister said that the Government has done all that can be done to restart mining in the state and help those affected. His government even gave pay packages to truck owners and all those affected due to mining to help stabilize their lives.

The Chief Minister said that several schemes have been initiated by the Government of Goa for encouraging women empowerment such as Ladli Laxmi, Mamata, Ghara adhar, scholarship, educational loans and others. The state has done a spectacular work in the field of education. It is a proud feeling that the State ranks amongst the three top most states in highest literacy. Speaking about the flagship scheme Deendayal swast seva Yojana health Scheme, the Chief Minister said the Government has extended it for a period of 15 days and now it will be functional from September 1, 2016.

On arrival at the venue, the Chief minister was received by the Chief Secretary Shri Srivastava and DGP Dr. Muktesh Chander and was escorted to the saluting dais.

Dr. Dayanand  Rao compered the function.

Those present on the occasion were Union Minister  of state for AYUSH, Shri Shripd Naik, Tourism Minister Shri Dilip Parulekar, Minister for Factories and Boilers Shri Pandurang Dhavlikar,Minister for RDA and Science and Technology, Smt Alina Saldanha,  Leader of Opposition Shri  Pratapsingh Rane,  Deputy Speaker Shri Vishnu Wagh, Advocate General Shri Saresh Lotlikar,  Chief secretary Shri R. K. Srvastava, Director General of Police Dr. Muktesh Chander,  Deputy Inspector General of Police Shri V. A. Gupta, Secretaries to the Government, Senior officers, Freedom fighters, prominent citizens.


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