Panaji, October 31, 2016 ….. “Do the work of people in time,” said Chief Minister, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar at the inauguration of Vigilance Awareness Week organised by the Directorate of Vigilance at the Goa Secretariat on Monday. While addressing the gathering comprising various Heads of Departments of the government, section officers and vigilance officers, Shri Parsekar said, “Measures such as observations should be resorted only as a means to encourage transparency and should not be used as any delay tactics.”

This year the theme of the Vigilance Awareness Week is ‘Public Participation in Promoting Integrity and Eradicating Corruption’. Complimenting the Directorate of Vigilance for organizing the week long observance, Shri Parsekar called for the rooting out of corruption at various levels. The day also marked the Birth Anniversary celebration of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Shri Parsekar called Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as the Iron Man of India, and said that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel always stressed on the need for probity in life. “We need to emulate his teachings and principles, which are still relevant today, in life.”

Also, present was the Finance Secretary, Shri Daulat Hawaldar, IAS and the Director of the Directorate of Vigilance, Shri Narayan Sawant.  While speaking on the occasion, Shri Hawaldar said that that there is need to burn the Narkasurs (demons) of corruption and for that there was a need for introspection.