Panaji: September 20, 2016 …. Chief Minister Shri. Laxmikant Parsekar has opined that, syllabus regarding fire and road safety and also cleanliness initiatives (Swacch Bharat) needs to be incorporated in School curriculum as safety of people has become most important.
Chief Minister was recently speaking at an inauguration function of India Fire and Security yatra 2016, organised by Fire and Security Association of India, at hotel Taj Vivanta Panjim.
Chief Minister Shri Parsekar further said that Goa being a touristic State, requires to be safe in every aspect. Although we don’t have Skyscrapers as compared to cities like Mumbai, but we have lot many crowded places which are very much vulnerable for fire or other unfortunate incidents. Also recently the State has witnessed many calamities. Besides tourist destination, this state is becoming a venue for many international conferences. Hence fire safety and Security gains utmost importance in the State. He also appreciated various initiatives taken by Fire and Security Association in order to achieve fire security in the country. He also commended the efforts carried by Fire and emergency department with cooperation of Fire and Security Association to create awareness among educational institutions.
Chief Secretary Shri. R.K. Srivastava in his Speech urged the people to give importance for Safety measures, as deaths due to fire and road accidents are on high rise. Shri. Pankaj Dharkar , National chairman of Fire and Security Association briefed about various works done by their Association. Captain Garry Singh gave presentation about project aims to Safe and Secure Goa. Dr. Muktesh Chander, Director General of Police, Shri. Ashok Menon, Director of Fire and Emergency Services were present on the occasion. Many companies exhibited modern equipments of fire and safety.
Shri. Rajkumar Kamat welcomed the gathering while Smt. Rakhi Deepak compared the programme.