Panaji, December 10, 2012 ….. Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, Shri Rajendra Arlekar has said that the Government proposes to prepare a scheme for taking up various developmental projects under special component plan in Scheduled caste communities areas for overall development of weaker section of the society.
Elaborating on the proposed scheme Shri Arlekar said that for this purpose, funds will be made available from two percent budgetary allocation made by the state and Central Government through its Government departments and undertaking agencies under special component plan to undertake various programmes for upliftment of weaker section.
Shri Arlekar was speaking as the chief guest on the occasion of 56th death anniversary of the Architect of Indian Constitution Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar at a function organized by All Goa Dalit Mahasangha in the city, yesterday.
Speaking further the Speaker paid rich tributes to Dr. Ambedkar and stressed on the need for youth should imbibe in them the principles and teachings of Dr. Ambedkar and take inspiration from his life, , mission, ideas and qualities and accordingly channelize their energies to spread the message and teachings of Dr.Ambedkar to the masses. This he said will help to build up a strong and modern India.
Speaker presented the scholarships to meritorious students of SSC,HSSC and graduation for the academic year 2011-12 on the occasion.
Shri Anand Amonkar, Senior Tabla artist and Shri Narayan Khurjuvenkar , a poet were felicitated at the hands of Shri. Arlekar. They were offered shawl and sriphal. A Souvenir entitled “Sawali” brought out by All Goa Dalit Mahasangha was released by the Speaker on the occasion.
Smt. Nutan Sunil Shirke, Social Worker also spoke on the occasion.
Shri Ashok Parwar, President of All Goa Dalit Mahasangha welcomed the gathering. Shri Siddesh Pednekar proposed the vote of thanks. Shri Khemudas Parwar compered the function.
Earlier, the Speaker and other dignitaries offered floral tributes to Dr. Ambedkar on the occasion.
The function was attended by Shri Rajaram Kakodkar, Shri. K. Panchwadkar, Shri Sakharam Korgaonkar, Rama Pednekar, Krishna Gaonkar, Tukaram Tamboskar, Babuso Pednekar, Vishnu Mopkar, Punaji Parsekar, Krishna Chopdekar and others.