Panaji: December,18, 2019 … Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant has said that the work for the development of Goa should be keeping in mind dream and vision of former Defence Minister and Chief Minister of Goa late Shri Manohar Parrikar.
Dr. Sawant was speaking at a function organized at Saraswat Vidyalay School, Khorli Mapusa recently to inaugurate Manohar Parrikar Pratishthan-Goa and to launch Manohar Parrikar Lecture Series to commemorate 64th birth day of Shri Parrikar.
Dr. Sawant said his vision was to produce Goan Scientists and therefore keeping this in mind the Government is holding Manohar Parrikar Vidnyan Mahotstav. Wherein noble laurettes, scientists would be invited to extend an opportunity to Goan Students to listen and to interact with them. He said the memorial which will be constructed would be kept open for public for 365 days. To keep alive memories of Parrikar, the Government has taken some initiatives like University road at Bambolim to be named as Manohar Parrikar road. A law school which is to be started in University would be named as Manohar Parrikar School of Law etc. .
The Guest speaker of the function Dr. Anirban Ganguly while delivering his talk on the topic Redefining Governance: Essays on one year of Narendra Modi Government said that the redefining governance means purity of mind and clarity of thought gives surety of success. It means a change from a politics of promise to politics of performance. To provide good governance needs art of Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency, thorough planning coupled with the participation of people.
Dr. Ganguly further said Shri Parrikar while serving as Defence Minister did not compromise with the interest of the nation. What is Parrikar? Clearm logic, Decisive action and comprehencive delivery defines Parrikar and his vision. Appreciating the endeavour of the Pratishthan he said that forming Pratishthan and launching lecture series is no doubt a best Intellectual tribute to Parrikar.
MLA Mapusa Shri Joshua D’Souza,Ex-MP South Goa Shri Narendra Savoikar Son of Manohar Parrikar, Shri Utpal Parrikar, President of Manohar Parrikar Pratishthan, Shri Rupesh Kamat, Founder Member of Pratishthan Shri Sukhaji Naik among others attended the function.
Earlier Dr. Sawant garlanded the portrait of late Shri Manohar Parrikar to pay floral tributes to the departed leader and lighted the ceremonial lamp to mark the formal inauguration of the Pratishthan.
Shri Datta Kholkar Founder Member of the Pratishthan welcomed the gathering.