PANAJI, October 8, 2016 ….. Highlighting the significance of photo exhibitions Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar has said that the Photo exhibitions on the theme “Goa towards development” will be set up at the taluka level in the State.
Briefing media persons after inaugurating a ten days photo exhibition set up by the Department of Information & Publicity Goa towards development at Ravindra Bhavan Margao last evening the Chief Minister said organizing events like photo exhibitions helps in promoting and highlighting the achievements of the Government in right perspective. The exhibition will remain open for public view from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. till October 16, 2016.
The Chief Minister complimented the Department of Information & Publicity for its efforts in setting up an unique photo exhibition showcasing the progress, development, initiatives and achievements of the Government in the past four and half years. This endeavour of the Government will undoubtedly go a long way in disseminating information to the public about the performance of the Government he added.
The inaugural ceremony was also attended by Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Shri Ramesh Tawadkar, Minister for Science and Technology, Smt. Alina Saldanha, Shri Damodar Naik, Chairman, Ravindra Bhavan Margao, Shri Daulat Hawaldar, Secretary, Information and Publicity and Shri Jayant Tari, Director, Information and Publicity, Shri. Rohit A. Kadam Joint Director, Information Officer Shri. Prakash Naik, Shri Shyam Gaonkar, Shri Shanto Naik and others.
Department of Information and Publicity which is the nodal agency of the Government for dissemination of information about Government Schemes, Programs and policies of the Government through print and electronic media has embarked upon awareness campaigns for dissemination of information and promotion of Government Schemes through various means during the last four and half years. In this context, the department had set up photo exhibitions at Lokotsav programme, Mini Saras exhibition, the grape escapade held at Darya Sangam, Campal Panaji and also at Goa festival held at Goa Sadan, New Delhi.
As part of the information campaign the department has also produced documentary films on the initiatives of the Government in developing quality infrastructure, films on promotion of various popular welfare schemes of the Government such as Laadli Laxmi, Griha Aadhar, DSSS, Mamta besides other Schemes being implemented by the Government be it in Health, Education, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services among other sectors. Similarly, Advertisement films on schemes of the government are also produced. In addition to this, quiz competition on welfare scheme of the State Government involving college students and faculty members was organized by the department on completion of four years to the State Government. Also, Audio Advertisement campaign for various development schemes of Goa Government on state transport bus stations in Goa has been initiated.