Panaji, Aug 20th 2019 ::: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant said that his Goverment is committed towards uplifting of the weaker sections of the society irrespective of cast,creed and religion. The fruits of the development of State should reach to the last person of the Society and therefore he has been working towards it. His Goverment, he said, has been on firm footing and the positive changes are for the overall development of the state.
Dr. Sawant was speaking at the Annual felicitation programme of Akhil Gomantak Shatriya Maratha Samaj 2018/19 at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao recently. Former Chief Minister and MLA Shri Pratapsing Rane, President Shri Mahesh Gaonkar, Senior vice President Shri Sandeep Desai, Vice President Shri Ulhas Shetty, Secretary Shri Shripad Parab, Treasurer Shri Suhas Phal Desai, Youth President Shri Diptesh Dessai of Akhil Gomantak Shatriya Maratha Samaj (AGSMS) were also present on the occasion.
Chief Minister said he considers Late Atal Bihari Vajpai as his role model who has always given first priority to nation and who inspired him in politics, secondly the Party and thirdly cnfidence in himself. He said justice would be done to the Chief Ministers chair which is neither for himself nor for any particular society but for the betterment of State. Benefits of State comes first, he added
Students from the samaj who scored highest marks in Standard xth, XXth Graduation or students who has done their post graduation / MBBS/ Ph.D. were felicitated on the occasion.
Appreciating the students for their achievements in education, sports etc. Dr. Sawant urged all the students to take inspiration from the act and knowledge of chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and be Self confident to achieve highest target for a bright future. Though the importance of Sword is slowly becoming less, we have with us pen and knowledge through which we can be successful he added.
Recalling his school memories when Akhil Gomantak Kshatriya Maratha Samaj felicitated him after passing Standard Xth, XIIth and BMS.,Dr Sawant said that he will be always indebted of this Society .
Chief Minister referred that around 1500-200 students benefited from Economic Backward Classes (EBC) reservation.
Earlier Jeevan Gourav Puraskar was awarded to freedom fighter Shri Madhukar B N Desai from Culwada, Cuncolim at the hands of Chief Minister.
Earlier the function began with lightning of traditional lamp and ganesh vandana dance performed by members of AGSMS
Shri Vijay Kumar Kopre along with other three compared the function while Shri Deepak Dessai proposed the vote of thanks.