Panaji, January15, 2016 …. Terming Swacch Bharat Abhiyan as a cleanliness festival, the Governor of Goa Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha exhorted the citizens of Goa to participate wholeheartedly in the festive mood to keep Goa clean and tidy.
Governor was speaking after launching Swacch Bharat Abhiyan in Ponda on Thursday evening in presence of Ponda Municipal Council Chairperson, Dr. Radhika Nayak, Vice Chairperson, Shantaram Kolvenkar, Garbage Committee Chairman, Shri Venkatesh Naik, Member of Swacch Bharat Abhiyan Shri Gangaram Morajkar and Chief Officer Shri Johnson Fernandes.
Speaking further Dr. Sinha said that Ponda being a central taluka of State needs to take up the challenge to be the number one taluka of the State. She urged the people to devote minimum 100 hours per year for cleanliness.
The Governor also released pamphlets illustrating importance of the cleanliness and administered cleanliness pledge on the occasion. She said for similar to celebrating the festivals, we should have clean body and peaceful mind. There should only positive thoughts to complete a task.
Governor said that the Central Government has instituted 15 various schemes the medium of development therefore the citizen should be part of Government in this important developmental process. Stating that cleanliness is also development, she said, the duty of every citizen is to participate in the development process and keep the surrounding and the State clean.