Panaji: August 18, 2016 … Birth Anniversary of late Shri. Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India is observed as “Sadbhavana Diwas” nation-wide every year, on August 20, to promote the national integration and the communal harmony amongst people of all religions, languages and regions.
This year, the August 20, 2016, falls on Saturday which is a closed holiday for State Government Offices. Therefore, this year, the Sadbhavana Diwas will be observed on Friday August 19, 2016.
The Chief Minister of Goa, will garland the portrait of late Shri. Rajiv Gandhi and will administer the “Sadbhavana Pledge” at 11.00 a.m, in the Secretariat complex at Porvorim, Goa.
All the Secretaries, Special Secretaries, Additional Secretaries, Joint Secretaries, Under Secretaries to Government and staff of Secretariat including those housed outside Secretariat are requested to be present in the open space inside the Secretariat Complex, Porvorim at 10.50 a.m. to take the pledge.