The Governor today visited Saligao and Aldona in Bardez taluka as a part of his “Sampurna Goa Yatra”.
Recollecting the Beautiful memories of village life in Kerala, Governor of Goa Shri P.S Sreedharan Pillai said whenever I visit beautiful villages in Goa, it’s greenary and coconut trees remind me of my village life having been born and brought up in Village in Kerala.
Speaking further he said Mahatma Gandhi once stated that Gram Swaraj is the only solution to develop the country and added that elected representatives have to work for the betterment of society and the development of villages.
We all are public servants and have to work to serve society. Taking this into account, Raj Bhavan has taken various initiatives to serve the people. Last year the Raj Bhavan provided financial assistance to 71 dialysis patients from the Governor’s discretionary fund though the target was to reach out to 71 patients. Now I can proudly say that 500 dialyses patients have benefitted from these discretionary funds besides providing assistance to old-age homes and institutions from the Discretionary Fund, he remarked.
He highlighted the recently announced Financial Aid Scheme by Raj Bhavan to provide financial aid to cancer patients for treatment.
The Governor Earlier offered prayers and took the blessings of Shree Ganesh Deity at Shree Siddhivinayak Sagar Saustha Nerul and later visited the Mae De Deus Church at Saligao and understood the History and culture of that particular Church.
Later, the Governor visited Village Panchayat Pilerne and interacted with Sarpanchas, Deputy Sarpanch and Members of Village Panchayats of Guirim, Saligao, Sangolda, Reis Magos and Nerul, Listening to grievances put forth by the elected representatives on employment, infrastructure, electricity problem etc, he assured to try his best to redress their issues.
Sarpanch, Pilerne, Smt. Reshma Bandodkar; Sarpanch, Guirim, Shri. Sunny Nanodkar; Deputy Sarpanch, Saligao, Smt Utkarsha Kudnekar; Sarpanch, Sangolda, Smt Neeta Kandolkar; Sarpanch, Reis Magos, Smt. Sushmita Pednekar and Sarpanch of Nerul Shri. Sudesh Goverkar presented brief report of their respective villages.
Governor Shri P.S Sreedharn Pillai disbursed financial assistance to 4 Dialysis Patients from Saligao on the occasion.
MLA, Shri. Kedar Naik addressing the gathering highlighted the various touristic places in Saligao constituency. He also congratulated the newly elected Sarpanchas and Panch members and assured them full support in their endeavour to develop and work for the welfare of the villagers.
 Secretary to Governor, Shri Mihir Vardhan, IAS (Retd); Addl Collector Shri. Sanjiv Dessai; Deputy Collector, Dr. Sneha Gitte IAS; Deputy Collector Gurudas Naik; Mamlatdar Bardez, Shri. Krishna Gawas and BDO Bardez Shri Shivprasad Naik accompanied the Governor during the visit
At Aldona, the Governor was received by Aldona MLA Advocate Carlos Alvares Fereira, ZP Member Smt Manisha Naik and Smt Diksha Khandokar.
Governor later interected with Sarpanch and Panch members of Aldona, Bestora, Moira, Nachinola, Paliem and  Pomburpa  Panchayats.
Governor Shri P.S Sreedharn Pillai disbursed financial assistance to 7 Dialysis Patients from Aldona constituency on the occasion.
Sarpanch of Aldona Panchayat Shri. Ashwin Agnelo Florence Joseph Francis De Souza , Sarpanch of Pomburpa Panchayat Smt Leopoldina Fernandes E Noronha, Sarpanch of Paliem Panchayat Smt Richa Salgaokar, Sarpanch of Bastora Panchayat Smt Angela Martin, Sarpanch of Moira Panchayat Shri Sagar Naik and Sarpanch of Nachinola Panchayat Shri. Freddy Fernandes presented brief report of their respective villages and discussed various major issues like Garbage Problem, Protection of wall near River and Road side , construction of New Market complex, beautification of various places to make the tourist spot etc.
Interacting with the Sarpanch and Panch members ,Governor of Goa Shri P.S. Sreedharan Pillai assured the Villagers to take up their issues with the new Government and asserted that he will work hard for the happiness of the people of Goa.
Earlier the Governor visited St. Thomas Church at Aldona.


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