Panaji: 26/08/2018 ::: The Department of Fisheries recenntly organized Narali Poornima Festival at Fisheries Jetty.
Minister for Fisheries, Shri Vinod Paliencar performed Samundra Pooja on the occasion and offered the coconut to the sea God. Fisheries Secretary Shri Daulat A. Hawaldar – IAS also graced the function and offered prayers. Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Director of Fisheries, Shri Vinesh Arlekar, Dy. Directors of Fisheries, Shri Chandrakant Velip and Smt. Smita Mazumdar, Superintendent of Fisheries Smt. Megha Kerkar and Shri Chandresh Haldankar also offered prayers and sought blessings.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Paliencar said that the Narali Poornima is very important festival particularly to the fishermen community as they celebrate this festival to ward off untoward incidents while sailing in the sea. The Fisherman will start their regular fishing activities from today onwards after a break for a couple of months from fishing. Shri Paliencar prayed that Coming year to be filled with happiness, joy and wealth to the Fishermen communities.
Shri Paliencar also felicitated the retired staff of the Fisheries Department Shri Anant Saterdekar, Driver and Shri Vishnu Govenkar, Junior Deckhand by offering certificates of appreciation, shawl and Shree phal (coconut) who served in the Department more than 35 plus years.