Elected representatives, Government, bureaucracy and Raj Bhavan will work together for the betterment of the people. Society, Administration and Raj Bhavan are with cancer and dialysis patients. God is the ultimate dispenser of justice. Out of 200 types of cancer 161 types are curable and one can overcome this disease. Fear in our mind about cancer disease stops one we learn to face it with confidence said Governor of Goa, Shri P S Sreedharan Pillai at the interaction programme with Sarpanchas, Panch Members of Village Panchayats of Rachol, Camurlim, Curtorim and Raia at Raia Panchayat Hall today.
Further speaking Shri Pillai said he is extremely happy to visit the Raia Village as it has similarities with his own native village in Kerala. Kerala and Goa have similarity and peculiarity in many aspects. Greenery shows our country’s commitment towards nature and agriculture, he added.
Distributing financial aid of Rs. 25,000/- each to 11 dialysis and 7 cancer patients from Raj Bhavan Discretionary Fund, Shri Pillai said Raj Bhavan’s initial target was to provide financial aid to 71 dialysis patients but till now more than 850 patients are provided benefit. Raj Bhavan is provided with Discretionary Fund and last year it was decided not to use this fund for the purpose of Governor or Raj Bhavan but use it to provide assistance to the needy people of the State he said.
Representations presented by all the Panchayats on occasion will be studied, discussed and the genuine issues and grievances will be resolved with maximum efforts and if required, will be placed before the State and Union Government, he informed.
The visits to villages across the State have apprised me of many things. He spoke about Mahatma Gandhijis Grama Swarajya mission which means people are supreme. Government is elected by the people with their mandate while the Governor is a nominated post he said and added that Raj Bhavan will work for the betterment of the people. Constitution is committed to the people of India, especially villages, he remarked.
MLA Shri Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco said the Governor is a classic example of his own philosophy – give the best and get the best. He appreciated the initiative of the Governor to provide assistance to the cancer and dialysis patients across the State. Agricultural produce of paddy crop this season is quite a reasonable achievement for the farmers of Curtorim constituency he informed.
Sarpanch, Camurlim, Shri Basillio Fernandes and Sarpanch, Rachol, Shri Joseph Vaz also spoke on the occasion.
Zilla Panchayat Member, Raia, Shri Dominic Gaonkar; Zilla Panchayat Member, Curtorim, Smt Mishelle Rebello; Secretary to Governor, Shri Mihir Vardhan IAS(Rtd).; Additional Collector II, Shri Paresh Phaldessai; Deputy Collector, Shri Uday Prabhudessai; BDO – I, Shri Paritosh Pahldessai; BDO – II, Smt Nimisha Pahldessai and others were present on the occasion.
Sarpanch, Raia Panchayat, Shri Judas Quadros welcomed. Deputy Sarpanch, Curtorim, Smt Egsina D’souza proposed a vote of thanks. Shri Terancio Fernandes compered.
Governor also visited Patriarchal Seminary Rachol where he was welcomed by Rector of the Seminary Rev. Fr Aleixo Menezes.