panaji: 3rd April, 2015 …  The Chief Minister Shri Laxmikat Parsekar has said that, the Government has a vision in providing quality education in the state of Goa, for which the Government is giving more thrust on education sector. He said the Government has made additional provision of Rs. 230 crores in this year’s budget.

The Chief Minister Shri Parsekar was speaking at the laptop distribution function that was held in the premises of Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali today. The function was organized by the Directorate of Education. Deputy Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Shri Anant Shet, MLA and Chairman of Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation Shri Pramod Sawant, MLA and Chairman of Goa Info-Tech Corporation Ltd Shri Subhash Phaldesai were present on the occasion.

        Speaking further Shri Laxmikat Parsekar has said that the Government has decided to set up Electronic City at Tuyem in Pernem taluka and IT Park at Chimbel in Tiswadi and therefore has acquired 6 lakh Sq.mtrs and 4 lakh Sq.mtrs land at aforesaid places.

The Chief Minister said the Government is spending Rs. 36 crores on the purchase of these quality gadgets and in all about 18000 will be benefitted under the cyber age Students Scheme. He appeald the students about the proper use of this gadgets to upgrade and enhance their knowledge to emerge our future IIT students.

Speaking on the occasion Deputy Speaker Shri Anant Shet, stressed on proper use of gadgets to enhance their knowledge and avoid misuse of the same. In his speech the Deputy Speaker, complimented the efforts of Goa Government.

 MLA and Chairman of Goa Info-Tech Corporation Ltd. while speaking said the motive behind providing the equipment of laptop for the student to enable them to compete in the era of information and technology. The laptops which are provided are of good quality superfast display upgraded with latest technology and are downloaded with various applications to cater to their need.

MLA, Shri Pramod Sawant also spoke on the occasion. He advised to the student to make proper use of the device to enhance their knowledge.

Shri Gajanan Bhat Director of Education Department, Shri Nilesh Phaldessai, MD, Goa Info-Tech Corporation Ltd, Shri Kanta Patnekar, Chairman, Goa Education Corporation , Shri Suyash Naik, Principal, Shri. Govind Avkhale, Shri  Pramod Yedve were others present on the occasion.

Earlier Shri Nilesh Phaldessai, welcomed the guests. Shri Kashinath Naik compered the function while Shri Pramod Yedve proposed vote of thanks.

Later on the laptops distribution ceremony was held at Valpoi, Sattari in which students of Sattari taluka were given the gadgets at the hands of Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar.