Panaji, July 8, 2018 … President of India Shri. Ram Nath Kovind along with First Lady Smt. Savita Kovind visited Basilica of Bom Jesus Church in Old Goa and Shri Manguesh Temple in Mangeshi, Ponda today. Governor Dr. Smt. Mridula Sinha accompanied the President and the First Lady during both the visits.
Fr. Patricio Fernandes, Rector of Basilica of Bom Jesus received the President at Basilica of Bom Jesus and briefed about the interiors and history of the Church.
At Mangeshi, the President was welcomed and received by Minister for Art and Culture Shri. Govind Gaude and Smt. Anjali Sehrawat, IAS. Here, the President was briefed about the temple, its history, festivals and rituals by President of Mangesh Devasthan Committee Shri. Chandrakant Dhume.