April 20, 2016 … Governor of Goa, Dr.Mridula Sinha has emphasized that there is need for the that people to stop littering the public places in Goa. Not only this they should stop others from littering the places. The Governor was addressing Heads of the State and Central Government Departments in Goa on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Raj Bhavan recently.
The Heads of the Department in the beginning read out the reports of the activities on the swacch Bharat Abhayan undertaken by their department and also suggested measures to effectively implement the abhiyan.
The Governor expressed happiness at the attendance and felt that such type of reporting not only satisfies the department who have performed but gives ideas and motivates others to take up similar and even better activates. She felt that the youth organization like NCC and Nehru Yuvak Kendras should be activated in the mission.
Some of the Heads of the Departments felt the imposition of fines by the government is a good way to deter people from littering. It was felt that the best way to prevent people from littering in public places is by creating awareness and inculcating a sense of responsibility.
Shri Sanjit Rodrigues said that people should be educated about segregation at source which eliminates half of our waste. IGP Shri Sunil Garg, Commanding officer of 1 Goa Battalion NCC Col. Nand Kishor Subedar, OSD Tourism Department, Shri Brijesh Manerkar, Director ICARDr. Narendra Pratap Singh and other spoke interacted.
Secretary to Governor Smt. Shilpa Shinde earlier welcomed and later proposed a vote of thanks.