Goan Reporter News: “Basic Structure and Republic” A Book penned by Governor released

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“Basic Structure and Republic” the 212th book penned by the Governor Shri P. S. Sreedharan Pillai was released at the gracious hands of His Gracious H. G. Mar Joseph Perumthottam, the Archbishop of Changanacherry, Kerala in the distinguished presence of Shri. Subhash Shirodkar, Minister for Water Resource Development, Co-Operation and Provedoria at Durbar Hall (Old) of Raj Bhavan today.

The first copy of the book was received by Shri Subhash Shirodkar at the gracious hands of His Gracious H. G. Mar Joseph Perumthottam, the Archbishop of Changanacherry, Kerala.

First Lady of Goa Smt. Rita Shreedharan Pillai also graced the occasion.

In the presidential speech the Governor Shri P. S. Sreedharan Pillai said that Ramayana and Mahabharata have taught us that ‘Yato Dharmastato Jayah’¬† which means where there is Dharma, there is victory, and is the motto of the Supreme Court. Dharma is not confined to any religion, the Governor added.

Briefing the contents in his book the Governor informed that the book entitled Basic Structure and Republic is based on the golden Jubilee speeches, particularly on Kesavananda Bharati V/S Sanyasi case which was decided by a 13 judge bench with the longest ever hearing for sixty six days.

Addressing the book release ceremony His Gracious H. G. Mar Joseph Perumthottam, the Archbishop of Changanacherry, Kerala  said we all believe in the Indian Constitution, which has the fundamental structure that gives us strength and confidence to be a proud citizen of India. India needs leaders both political and social, who will respect and protect the Indian constitution, he added.

Mentioning about Article 142 of the constitution, His Gracious H. G. Mar Joseph Perumthottam, the Archbishop of Changanacherry, Kerala¬†maintained that the constitution confers the widest power on the Highest Court of the country to do “complete justice”. The constitutional power to enable the Apex Court to attain the highest possible objective to render justice, even if the law in a particular case says otherwise. Is it not our constitution exemplifying the ideals of Dharma, he questioned.

His Gracious H. G. Mar Joseph Perumthottam thanked the Governor for his remarkable contribution and for rendering yeoman services to the nation.

Expressing the thoughts Shri. Subhash Shirodkar, Minister for Water Resource Development, Co-Operation and Provedoria said, in his political tenure, he met many Governors but the present Governor is an excellent man. vibrations, good ethos and winds of thought from Goa Raj Bhavan are moving to the personalities of the state of Goa, he pointed.

Shri Shirodkar further mentioned that, after going through the book Basic Structure and Republic the thoughts reminds him about the Dharma, which he read during his college life in King Samudra Gupta and King Ashoka at the age of sixteen. The same was reflected in the administration of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the Minister added.

Shri M.R.M. Rao, IAS, Secretary to the Governor welcomed the guests. Shri R. Mihir Vardhan, IAS(Retd), Special Officer to the Governor gave the introductory speech.

Shri. Sadananad Tanavade, MP (Rajya Sabha) and Shri. Harilal Menon, Vice Chancellor, Goa University also spoke on the occasion.

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