Panaji, August 15, 2018 …. “We celebrate Independence Day to remember those who gave their life for our freedom,” said Minister for Revenue, Information Technology and Labour and Employment, Shri Rohan Khaunte after unfurling the National Flag on the occasion of Independence Day which was celebrated at Mapusa, today.

Shri Khanute said, “Every State has to build on its plus points to contribute to building the nation. Under the leadership of our Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar, we have done a lot of things for the people,” informing that the government’s Industrial policy, Start-Up policy and IT policy has been done for the youth of Goa. “We want Goa to become a knowledge hub,” he said adding, “We have been getting a good response to these policies. These policies have led to skill development, encouraging innovation etc.”

Shri Khaunte said that there will soon be Revenue Bhavans in Porvorim and Mapusa which will help the people of Goa. The Minister also spoke of how the Government had made it easier for people to obtain important documents from the Government Departments online and free of cost.

Shri Khaunte said that today we are faced with different challenges like terrorism, assault on women, etc and we all have to work together to solve these challenges.

Present on the occasion were the Deputy Collector and SDO of Bardez, Shri Gaurish Shankwalkar, Deputy Collector II, Shri Clen Madeira, senior Government officials, students from various schools and others.


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