Panaji: September 01… The Union Minister for AYUSH ( Independent Charge ) Shri Shripad Naik recently inaugurated the Konkani- Kannada Bandhava Samavesh and Cultural Festival 2018, organized by Goa Kesari’s Anu Publication in the city.
While addressing the gathering, Shri Shripad Naik said that the Kannada communities who are living in the state of Goa for many years have contributed to the socio-economic development of the state. He said Goa is known all over for its peace and harmony. So it is the bounden duty of each one of us to work together for the growth and prosperity of the state by maintaining its unique character of peace and harmony.
Former Secretary for Goa Legislature, Shri T.N.Druvkumar who was the guest of honour for the function said that the Goa’s politicians have the right vision due to which Goa is making rapid progress. Their behaviour and adherence to rules of Legislature has made Goa to become a role model for other states in the country to follow.
Shri Gurudas Pai, Shri Venkatesh Bhat, Shri Arun Kumar, Shri Surendra Shetye, Shri Anant Prabhu were felicitated at the hands of the Union Minister Shri Naik, for their contribution to the socio-economic field while Lt. Col. Kumudini Pai was felicitated for being the first women from Goa to be recruited into the Indian Army.
President All Goa Kannada Samaj, Shri Hanumantappa Reddy, , Media Head ‘Suvarna’Shri Anand Baidanemane, President Goa Kannad Samaj, Shri Mallikarjun Badami, Panaji, and others attended the function.
Shri Srinivas Pai, Editor Goa Kesari welcomed the guests.
Shri Mahabal Bhat compered the function and also proposed the vote of thanks.