August 14, 2016 … Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar has greeted the people of the State on the occasion of Independence Day.

 The Chief Minister in his message has said, on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day, I extend my personal greetings and compliments to the people of Goa.

As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of our Independence, I appeal to all my fellow citizens to join me in saluting the hard work and sacrifices made by our freedom fighters for securing us our freedom.

Since the attainment of Independence in 1947, our nation has made rapid strides in all the developmental spheres and has emerged as one of the fastest developing country worldwide.

In the past four years our government has focused on improving both the social and physical infrastructure of the state. Our prominence has been on inclusive development that would give our people the environment and tools to actualize and manifest their individual potential for the collective good.

 Let us all work together with that spirit of idealism, self-sacrifice, discipline and unity of purpose that characterized our freedom struggle for building a modern, developed and progressive Nation, The Chief Minister adds.