Panaji : March. 26, 2016 … The Governor of Goa Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha has declared Award of Rs. 1lakh to the Corporation of City of Panaji and Municipalities like Mapusa, Ponda, Margao, and Vasco which will achieve excellence in cleanliness by December 2016.

Dr. Sinha was addressing a meeting of large number of people comprising members of  various groups like Self Help groups, voluntary organizations, Heads  of educational institutions like Principals, Headmasters, Lecturers, Hoteliers, industrialists, media persons, real estate developers, Chairmen of Municipality Councils, religious heads etc.

Dr. Sinha speaking further informed that, a committee constituted to assess the activities undertaken by concerned stakeholders and will recommend the  name of concern city for the award. The winning city will be awarded at the Goa Liberation Reception to be hosted at Rajbhavan on December 19, this year.

Dr. Sinha also appreciated work done by the various groups and appealed to them to continue to contribute for the success of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ie; Clean India Mission. She further mentioned that Goa is comparatively clean for which the credit goes to the people of Goa.

Dr. Sinha on this occasion felicitated Shri P.C. Chacko, Station Supdt. Railway station Vasco, and Shri Avadhesh Kumar, Health Inspector Vasco Railway station for their excellence in cleanliness and thus contributing to mission Swachh Bharat. Thereafter the Governor interacted with participants of the meeting and received the report submitted by the people devoted to the cause of Swachh Bharat Mission.

Dr.N. Radhakrishnan, Special Secretary to the Governor in his introductory remarks gave an account of SBA activities undertaken from last eighteen months after the Governor Dr. Mridula Sinha was declared as brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.